Definition of optimistic in English:

optimistic

Line breaks: op¦ti|mis¦tic
Pronunciation: /ɒptɪˈmɪstɪk
 
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adjective

1Hopeful and confident about the future: the optimistic mood of the Sixties the government was optimistic that reform would take place
More example sentences
  • I'm optimistic that the future is going to turn out more successful than the past.
  • Mentors encourage change by making others feel hopeful and optimistic about the future.
  • But David Shenk is not so optimistic that collectively our culture can slow down.
Synonyms
cheerful, cheery, positive, confident, hopeful, sanguine, bullish, buoyant, bright; disposed to look on the bright side, inclined to look through rose-coloured spectacles, always expecting the best, full of hope, Pollyannaish, Panglossian
informal upbeat
archaic of good cheer
encouraging, promising, hopeful, bright, rosy, reassuring, favourable, auspicious, propitious
1.1(Of an estimate) unrealistically high: previous estimates of whale numbers may be wildly optimistic
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  • An optimistic estimate would probably be a couple of hundred pounds.
  • The most optimistic estimates predict less than half this number will actually turn out.
  • George may very well have been justified in his optimistic estimate.

Derivatives

optimistically

adverb
More example sentences
  • Rather optimistically, I tested the pump and filter combination on a weekend trip to British Columbia, where it worked perfectly.
  • No one speaks optimistically about the near future.
  • But, optimistically, she took the doctor's painkillers and went against his advice not to dance in the show.

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