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optimist

op·ti·mist

optimist

 
pronunciation:
ap t mihst
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who usually or in a specific instance expects a good outcome. (Cf. pessimist.)
How can you be such an optimist with all these troubles in the world?I had given up all hope, but she remained an optimist.
antonyms:
pessimist
definition 2: one who holds the belief that good is the dominant force in the universe or that this universe is the best possible one. (Cf. pessimist.)
antonyms:
pessimist
Word Parts
The word optimist contains the following part:
opt1 Latin root that means best
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