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optimistic

op·ti·mis·tic

optimistic

 
pronunciation:
ap t mI stihk
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: expecting or tending to expect favorable outcomes.
The President appeared to be optimistic about the economy.The coach was optimistic about the team's chances this year.She's an optimistic person and always remains cheerful.
 
synonyms:
hopeful, sanguine
antonyms:
negative, pessimistic
similar words:
anticipative, assured, cheerful, confident, expectant, idealistic, starry-eyed, upbeat
definition 2: of, concerning, or displaying optimism.
synonyms:
encouraging, favorable, hopeful, promising, rosy, sanguine
antonyms:
negative, pessimistic
similar words:
auspicious, bullish, idealistic, positive, propitious, sunny, upbeat
derivation: optimistically (adv.)