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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A tendency to believe that good things will always happen. A belief that good will prevail over evil.

Usage examples (37)
  • Seedsmen reckon that their stock in trade is not seeds at all . . . it's optimism.
  • I walk away in awe wondering if this, perhaps, is what they call the optimism of youth.
  • You may not agree with their philosophy for creating a better future for America, but the optimism is the same.
  • Our long-term optimism is fueled by several beliefs. for more
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