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optimistic

[ op-tuh-mis-tik ]SEE DEFINITION OF optimistic

Synonyms for optimistic

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Antonyms for optimistic

  • dejected
  • depressed
  • doubtful
  • gloomy
  • hopeless
  • pessimistic
  • sorrowful
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OPTIMISTIC

Mechanically, you raise your hand to lift away your optimistic spectacles.

Hope it will work out all right; and am inclined to be optimistic.

"That is only nerves," said Cornish, who was ever optimistic and cheerful.

And he is so optimistic and willing, and his notes are so golden with the yellow of sunshine!

Giving my opinion as a lawyer, I could not take an optimistic view of the matter.

But Danielson was optimistic and encouraging, as any good boatman ought to be.

Mrs Fyne was disappointed by the optimistic turn of my sagacity.

Mrs. Fyne was disappointed by the optimistic turn of my sagacity.

Despite the strain, he was outwardly as blithe and optimistic as usual.

But little Lou did not fulfil the country practitioner's optimistic prophecy.

WORD ORIGIN

1845, from optimist + -ic. Related: Optimistical (1809); optimistically.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OPTIMISTIC

bright

adjectivecheerful
  • alert
  • animated
  • gay
  • genial
  • glad
  • happy
  • jolly
  • joyful
  • joyous
  • keen
  • lighthearted
  • lively
  • merry
  • optimistic
  • sanguine
  • spirited
  • sprightly
  • vivacious
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