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Pangloss

/ (ˈpænɡlɒs) /
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noun
a person who views a situation with unwarranted optimism
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Derived forms of Pangloss

Panglossian, adjective

Word Origin for Pangloss

C19: after Dr Pangloss, a character in Voltaire's Candide (1759)
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