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optimistic

[ op-tuh-mis-tik ]
/ ˌɒp təˈmɪs tɪk /
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adjective

disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.
reflecting a favorable view of events and conditions and the expectation of a positive outcome; demonstrating optimism: an optimistic plan.
of or relating to optimism.

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Sometimes op·ti·mis·ti·cal .

Origin of optimistic

First recorded in 1840–50; optimist + -ic

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