- optimist op‧ti‧mist [ˈɒptmɪst ǁ ˈɑːp-] noun [countable]someone who believes things will get better or be more successful in the future:
• As major companies in this sector continue to show poor results, even optimists are getting worried.— compare pessimist— optimistic adjective :
• He remains optimistic about the company's long-term prospects.
• The government's over-optimistic economic forecasts have encouraged manufacturers to put too many products into their inventories.
* * *optimist UK US /ˈɒptɪmɪst/ noun [C]► someone who feels that good things are more likely to happen than bad things: »
He takes an optimist's view of the recession.optimistic adjective► »
She's optimistic about the prospects for growth.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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Optimistic — Op ti*mis tic, a. 1. (Metaph.) Of or pertaining to optimism; tending, or conforming, to the opinion that all events are ordered for the best. [1913 Webster] 2. Hopeful; sanguine; as, an optimistic view. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
optimistic — index sanguine Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
optimistic — (adj.) 1845, from OPTIMIST (Cf. optimist) + IC (Cf. ic). Related: Optimistically … Etymology dictionary
optimistic — *hopeful, roseate, rose colored Analogous words: *confident, sanguine, assured: cheerful, lighthearted, joyous, *glad Antonyms: pessimistic Contrasted words: *cynical, misanthropic … New Dictionary of Synonyms
optimistic — [adj] believing positively assured, bright, buoyant, cheerful, cheering, confident, encouraged, expectant, happy, high, hopeful, hoping, idealistic, keeping the faith, merry, on cloud nine*, on top of world*, positive, promising, ray of sunshine* … New thesaurus
optimistic — adj. 1) cautiously; incurably optimistic 2) optimistic about, over 3) optimistic that + clause (we are optimistic that the results will be favorable) * * * [ˌɒptɪ mɪstɪk] incurably optimistic over cautiously optimistic about optimistic that +… … Combinatory dictionary
optimistic — op|ti|mis|tic [ˌɔptımıstık US ˌa:p ] adj 1.) believing that good things will happen in the future ≠ ↑pessimistic optimistic about ▪ Bankers are cautiously optimistic about the country s economic future. optimistic (that) ▪ We are still relatively … Dictionary of contemporary English
optimistic */*/ — UK [ˌɒptɪˈmɪstɪk] / US [ˌɑptɪˈmɪstɪk] adjective 1) a) someone who is optimistic is hopeful about the future and tends to expect that good things will happen optimistic about: She said that she was optimistic about the future of the company.… … English dictionary
optimistic — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become ▪ remain, stay … Collocations dictionary
optimistic — op|ti|mis|tic [ ,aptı mıstık ] adjective ** 1. ) someone who is optimistic is hopeful about the future and tends to expect that good things will happen: optimistic about: She said that she was optimistic about the future of the company. be/remain … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English