- adj. Alternative form of Pollyannaish.
- adj. pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
“In my usual burst of optimism, and at the risk of being termed pollyannaish (optimistic), I will bet against the nay-sayers, says From getting a birth certificate to opening a business venture, India's record in clearing red tape continues to be poor, hurting the country's progress.”
“Far from wanting to create a pollyannaish culture of "Can't we all just get along?" it's my hope that we can thoughtfully engage in building a greater understanding of this broad community called, "Christian.”
“Call me pollyannaish, but perhaps one day we'll have no need for guys like Davis.”
“I find the rhetoric about "career change" to be a bit pollyannaish.”
“I am not pollyannaish about what government DOES do.”
“If you don't think that the Democrats are going to spend the next two years blaming the GOP for everything that is wrong, was wrong, could be wrong and will be wrong, with all due respect, that's pollyannaish at best and rationalization at worst.”
“The Charter thus also punctures the pollyannaish vision of the restored Chinese Nationalist Party Kuomintang government of President Ma Ying-jeou that rapid integration through "deregulation" with the PRC economy and slavish appeasement with the CCP regime will lead to "peace and prosperity" for Taiwan.”
“Added to the mix is American advertiser and graphic designer Harvey Ball, who claims to have designed a smiley logo before Loufrani and set up the slightly pollyannaish World Smile Foundation to "improve this world, one smile at a time" before his death in 2001.”
“Although I have written entries here aimed at focusing solely on the positive before "1000 Words About Things I Love", for example, I tend to bristle at the idea of imposing anything remotely pollyannaish on myself as a regular practice.”
“Some fell for it, out of pollyannaish optimism as much as anything else.”
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