Definitions for optimistˈɒp tə mɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•ti•mistˈɒp tə mɪst(n.)

  1. one who characteristically looks at events or conditions with optimism.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. optimist(noun)

    a person disposed to take a favorable view of things

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. optimist(noun)ˈɒp tə mɪst

    ≠ pessimist

    Optimists are generally happier people.


  1. optimist(Noun)

    A person who expects a favourable outcome.

  2. optimist(Noun)

    A believer in optimism.

  3. optimist(Noun)

    A small centre-board sailing dinghy designed to train and introduce young children into sailing.


  1. Optimist

    The Optimist is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15. Nowadays boats are usually made of Fiberglass, although wooden boats are still built. It is one of the most popular sailing dinghies in the world, with over 150,000 boats officially registered with the class and many more built but never registered. The Optimist is recognized as an International Class by the International Sailing Federation.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. optimist

    1. A neurotic person with gooseflesh, and teeth a-chatter, trying hard to be brave. 2. A man who when he falls in the soup thinks of himself as being in the swim. 3. A man who does not care what happens, so long as it doesn't happen to him.

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