from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music An unaccented beat or beats that occur before the first beat of a measure. Also called anacrusis, pickup.
- n. Music The upward stroke made by a conductor to indicate the beat that leads into a new measure.
- adj. Informal Optimistic: an upbeat business forecast.
- adj. Informal Happy; cheerful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a fast pace, tempo, or beat.
- adj. Having a positive, lively, or perky tone, attitude, etc.
- n. An unaccented beat at the start of a musical phrase.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
- n. an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
- n. a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
Then again, what you refer to as "upbeat" we might describe as "frenzied."
And really, how can someone remain upbeat and “Oh my god I love Twilight” when people from the fandom are placing hate on you?
Proponents of France's antipiracy law remain upbeat about the project.
But with all the depressing stuff going on in the world lately, I think a bit of upbeat is what Marilyn's doctored ordered.
Most have been part of the discussion for a long time, and it is hard to remain upbeat about recommendations that don't go beyond vague exhortations to improve things.
You've seemed to remain upbeat and postitive throughout the whole ordeal.
When asked to envision themselves at age 70, the majority pictured themselves in upbeat and positive ways.
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CROWLEY: The campaign once itself described as upbeat but cautious, still, there are moments of glee.
CROWLEY: The campaign wants itself described as upbeat, but cautious.
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