Pangloss

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Pangloss

(ˈpænɡlɒs)
n
a person who views a situation with unwarranted optimism
[C19: after Dr Pangloss, a character in Voltaire's Candide (1759)]
Panˈglossian adj
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Noun1.Pangloss - an incurable optimist in a satire by Voltaire
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For about the fifth time he then proposed the Heir at Law, doubting only whether to prefer Lord Duberley or Dr.
Much of the humour stemmed from the superb delivery of the narration by David LeReaney, who played the central role of the narrator and also Dr.
En la novela Candide de Voltaire, hay alguien que se parece a muchos miembros de la elite politica mexicana con su comportamiento frente a la reforma electoral: el Dr.
In our time, after the massacres of peoples, we are not likely to accept the whole program of justifying the ways of God to man, but I have always had a soft spot for Dr.
Were he to venture into it, he might meet an individual who does not figure in the text but who hovers over it throughout--the unlucky Dr.