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- adj. Expecting the best in all possible ways.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to optimism; tending, or conforming, to the opinion that all events are ordered for the best.
- adj. Hopeful; sanguine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or characterized by optimism; disposed to take the most hopeful view of a matter; hopeful; sanguine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. expecting the best
- adj. expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds
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"My expectations are that we'll get something done," Ryan said Thursday night, then added the term "optimistic."
To be sure, though, markets noticed that Mr. Bernanke used the word "optimistic" to describe his attitude on the U.S. economy.
My consolation is that the solstice will occur soon and the darkness recede in what I call the optimistic months of the year, though autumn has its moments.
So you remain optimistic that you can keep Kovalchuk in a Thrashers sweater?
We appreciate the ongoing support of our fans, sponsors and supporters and remain optimistic about the future of Freedom and WPS.
Despite greater regulations and scrutiny over Wall Street pay, many bankers and traders remain optimistic about their bonuses, according to a new survey.
Most people remain optimistic about their prospects, though.
The only thing optimistic is this November when the voters perform the "rectal cranial" extraction on these liberals who are destroying this country by preaching diversity over unity, allowing all religions except Christianity, and requiring Americans to speak foreign languages more proficiently than English.
Just the same, we remain optimistic if only for the presence of Bill Nighy, an actor so versatile and charming hecould probably sell sand in the desert.
"The good news is that Americans remain optimistic, with 58 percent forecasting that the economy will be in good shape a year from now," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.