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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An (excessive) disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.

Usage examples (30)
  • (and with what Lurie here even more generously calls "overoptimism"), this is troubling.
  • But here I have, if anything, been guilty of overoptimism myself.
  • It's easy to laugh at the datedness and the overoptimism of these futurist exhibits.
  • The error is usually on the side of overoptimism, in part because doctors tend to be confident in their abilities and hopeful for their patients. for more
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