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  • adjective pejorative Unreasonably optimistic.

Etymologies

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Pollyanna +‎ -ish

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  • “It’s not that I’m Pollyannaish or in any way unaware of the risks of the global economy ... It’s just it seems to me that we’ve been living through a lot of these downside risks already for several years but the strength of domestic demand in the U.S. economy has been sufficient to overcome that.”

    John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/its-time-to-start-planning-for-the-next-recession/

    March 7, 2016