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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj.- Marked by the view that all is for the best in this best of possible worlds.

Usage examples (36)
  • I say this not out of any kind of Panglossian complacency.
  • Bonus points to Dr. Chen for getting the word "Panglossian" into a news article.
  • If it's not immediately clear, the headline writer uses "Panglossian" to say the opposite of what it means.
  • Pangloss is the wildly optimistic character in Voltaire's Candide -- "Panglossian" is to say overly cheery. for more
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