What does optimistic mean?

Definitions for optimistic

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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"


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. optimistic

    Confident attitude now and about the future.

    She was optimistic about the future as she could see humanity evolving and learning and knows everything is possible.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of optimistic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of optimistic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. One Iranian official:

    We are very optimistic.

  2. German Efromovich:

    I am optimistic by nature.

  3. Chief Executive Bracken Darrell:

    I'm optimistic about Apple.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    I feel reasonably optimistic.

  5. Jimena Blanco:

    How can you not be optimistic?

Images & Illustrations of optimistic

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