overoptimistic love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Excessively optimistic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Excessively optimistic


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Casting around desperately for anything that would help Henry, Jan and I were probably overoptimistic in imagining that anybody could really talk to him until he had been stabilised by medication.

    Henry’s Demons

  • That loan was based on a business plan that proved overoptimistic.

    Greek Scenarios Don't Overlap

  • "I think a lot of people have gotten overzealous and overoptimistic that Europe is going to solve the debt crisis this weekend…All the buying you've seen lately in oil, equities, and other risk assets has been premature."

    Crude Prices Fall in Late-Day Selloff

  • GM, which traded at 9.6 times analysts' overoptimistic earnings expectations a year ago, now trades at six times.

    Detroit Is Geared for a Rough Ride

  • "Investors were overoptimistic on BYD's performance, and I expect some downward earnings revisions going forward to reflect its margin squeeze amid intensifying competition for its battery division and slower growth of its auto business," said Johnny Wong, an analyst at Yuanta Research.

    BYD's Profit Report Disappoints

  • Part of the problem is that most widely cited measures of P/E are based either on analyst forecasts, which tend to be overoptimistic, or the previous 12 months' profits, which have been particularly good times for company earnings.

    Bargain Hunters, Beware

  • In its latest France survey, The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recommends an independent authority to review the government's often overoptimistic forecasts.

    Overheard: Free Fall

  • Indeed, if you had taken me aside in 2008 and sketched out the first three years of Obama's presidency, I would have thought you were being overoptimistic: an $800 billion stimulus package -- recall that people were only talking in the $200-$300 billion range back then -- followed by near-universal health-care reform, followed by financial regulation ... don't ask don't tell, Bin Laden, Gaddafi, etc ...

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: "Helpless President Lit" - The Latest Trend in Political Tragedy

  • The idea: As Cisco's core businesses slowed, managers were supposed to attack market "adjacencies" in order to hit Mr. Chambers' overoptimistic revenue-growth target of 12%-17%.

    Cisco Investors Need a Switch

  • But if it persists, it suggests stock markets may be overoptimistic.

    Credit Flashes Warning to Stocks


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.