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A person regarded as being foolishly or blindly optimistic.
[After the heroine of the novel Pollyanna, , by Eleanor Hodgman Porter (1868-1920), American writer.]
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a person who is constantly or excessively optimistic
[C20: after the chief character in Pollyanna (1913), a novel by Eleanor Porter (1868–1920), US writer]
ˌPollyˈannaish, ˌpollyˈannish adj
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Pol•ly•an•na(ˌpɒl iˈæn ə)
n., pl. -nas.
an excessively optimistic person.
[1920–25, Amer.; from the child heroine created by Eleanor Porter (1868–1920), U.S. writer]
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One who expects a favorable outcome or dwells on hopeful aspects:
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Pollyanna[pɒlɪˈænə] N → optimista mf redomado/a
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