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overoptimistic Syllabification: o·ver·op·ti·mis·tic
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˌäptəˈmistik/

Definition of overoptimistic in English:


Unjustifiably optimistic.
Example sentences
  • Many social workers are often over-optimistic, and perhaps they sometimes allow that process of rehabilitation to take longer than it should.
  • We predicted last quarter that the region's retailers may well issue further warnings in 2004 with some companies' over-optimistic expectations of the Christmas season coming home to roost.
  • Film-makers have been experimenting with 3 - D since 1903 and there has been a succession of over-optimistic claims that it is about to become a mainstream technology.


Example sentences
  • Either through over-optimism or inertia, UK corporate pensions are still hugely exposed to equities - still as high as 64% on average at the end of 2002.
  • Maybe there was a sense of over-optimism after finishing fourth in the league last year.
  • And no, this isn't a case of over-optimism following Caley Thistle's 3-1 victory over Celtic this year.
Example sentences
  • Now, perhaps over-optimistically, she hopes that I'm a Celebrity… will be her relaunch pad back into the public eye: ‘There's a TV show that I want to present and I need to raise my profile in order to do it.’
  • When life insurance companies became more competitive, they began buying up estate agents and over-optimistically projecting policies to offer the cheapest premiums.
  • On the other hand the private purchase in 1846 of Philip IV Hunting Wild Boar, over-optimistically attributed to Velázquez, for £2,200, provoked howls of protest.
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