What does optimist mean?

Definitions for optimist
ˈɒp tə mɪstop·ti·mist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. optimistnoun

    a person disposed to take a favorable view of things

Wiktionary

  1. optimistnoun

    A person who expects a favourable outcome.

  2. optimistnoun

    A believer in optimism.

  3. optimistnoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. optimist

    Optimism is an attitude reflecting a belief or hope that the outcome of some specific endeavor, or outcomes in general, will be positive, favorable, and desirable. A common idiom used to illustrate optimism versus pessimism is a glass filled with water to the halfway point: an optimist is said to see the glass as half full, while a pessimist sees the glass as half empty. The term derives from the Latin optimum, meaning "best". Being optimistic, in the typical sense of the word, is defined as expecting the best possible outcome from any given situation. This is usually referred to in psychology as dispositional optimism. It thus reflects a belief that future conditions will work out for the best. For this reason, it is seen as a trait that fosters resilience in the face of stress.Theories of optimism include dispositional models and models of explanatory style. Methods to measure optimism have been developed within both of these theoretical approaches, such as various forms of the Life Orientation Test for the original dispositional definition of optimism and the Attributional Style Questionnaire designed to test optimism in terms of explanatory style. Variation in optimism and pessimism is somewhat heritable and reflects biological trait systems to some degree. It is also influenced by environmental factors, including family environment, with some suggesting it can be learned. Optimism may also be linked to health.

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  1. optimist

    An optimist is a person who tends to have a hopeful and positive outlook on life, expecting the best possible outcomes in various situations. They believe that good ultimately predominates over the bad in the world, and they look at challenges and difficulties as opportunities for growth rather than as problems.

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of optimist in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of optimist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of optimist in a Sentence

  1. Yolanda Kakabadse:

    Humans tend to leave it until we’re at the edge of the precipice before we take decisions. I’m an optimist by nature – you can’t work in the environmental world if you’re not. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/62ebf896-ccc9-11e4-b5a5-00144feab7de.html

  2. Ron Rutland:

    My heart tells me we can go all the way and I genuinely believe we could, i think we're not one of the top two or three favorites but I quietly think we've got an outside chance. The optimist that I am will be cheering them on.

  3. Betty White:

    I've always been a cockeyed optimist, i got it from my mom. I'm gonna stick with it.

  4. Robert A. Heinlein:

    A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events.

  5. Robert Collier:

    You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.

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