Definitions

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  • n. Irrational or unwarranted optimism.

Etymologies

Blend of hope and opium. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We must stop smoking the "hopium" - no good daddy or heroic leader will save us.

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  • For one, I've been smoking what one of my readers calls hopium - that's the stubborn refusal to look reality in the face and just keep on wishin 'and hopin'.

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  • I wonder how the "hopium" smokers are enjoying all this change.

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  • Now he's a Clinton ass sucker, and he can't contain himself against the "hopium" smokers.

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  • Kind of fits in with all the irrational, "hopium" delusional behavior.

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  • "hopium" (I swear, I thought a long-time, sane-seeming acquaintance was actually going to hit me Friday night when I accused Obama of not being the innocent referee of two polarized parties with Obamacare), Obama, with his engaging smile and handy gift for rhetoric, is finishing off democracy as we know it.

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  • "hopium" crowd was starting to see the truth of the bait-and-switch presidential election we were treated to a year ago.

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  • Phil Flynn , senior market analyst at PFG Best Research, said he and his colleagues have coined a new phrase to describe what is driving the market up: "We're on 'hopium.'"

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  • What Are You Smoking? hopium Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at PFG Best Research, said he and his colleagues have coined a new phrase to describe what is driving the market up: "We're on hopium," he said.

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  • The American voting public is no longer under the influence of hopium.

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