Definitions for optimistic

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word optimistic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. optimistic(adj)

    expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds

    "in an optimistic mood"; "optimistic plans"; "took an optimistic view"

  2. affirmative, optimistic(adj)

    expecting the best

    "an affirmative outlook"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. optimistic(adjective)ˈɒp tə mɪst

    ≠ pessimistic

    His doctors are optimistic that he will recover.; an optimistic view of the world


  1. optimistic(Adjective)

    Expecting the best in all possible ways.


  1. Optimistic

    "Optimistic" is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, the sixth track on their 2000 album Kid A. The song most closely resembles Radiohead's previous work of all the songs of Kid A, but is still vastly different, with the guitar/full band line up being the only major similarity. Ed O'Brien wrote that Thom Yorke's lyrics reminded him 'of PJ Harvey's blues stuff'. The repeated phrase 'try the best you can' was included by Yorke because it was what his girlfriend kept telling him about recording the follow up to OK Computer.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'optimistic' in Adjectives Frequency: #892

Translations for optimistic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


always hoping or believing that something good will happen

an optimistic person/attitude.

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