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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.

be/remain optimistic that:

I remain optimistic that a peaceful settlement of the dispute can be achieved.

b) used about beliefs, attitudes, or periods in history

The sixties were, in general, an optimistic decade.

2) based on beliefs that are too confident

Their profit forecasts were a little optimistic.


Derived word:
optimistically
UK [ˌɒptɪˈmɪstɪklɪ] / US [ˌɑptɪˈmɪstɪklɪ] adverb

English dictionary. 2014.

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