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Princeton's WordNet

  1. optimisticadjective

    expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds

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

  2. affirmative, optimisticadjective

    expecting the best

    "an affirmative outlook"


  1. optimisticadjective

    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 for the future.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on June 16, 2015  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of optimistic in a Sentence

  1. Tim Cook:

    In the long term, Im extremely bullish. I think the key to the economy, unlocking its potential has always been innovation, and when I travel around the world, Ive never seen innovation at a more feverish pace than I do today, so Im extremely optimistic.

  2. Usamah Bhatti:

    Though still optimistic, Japanese goods producers were wary of the continued impact of the pandemic and supply chain disruption.

  3. Jeffrey Arnold:

    I am optimistic by the empathetic conversations that are starting to be engaged in to help impact change to ensure this doesn't happen again.

  4. David McIntosh:

    Let's just say she didn't pull The Republican Party off last time when she had a weaker opponent, i'm not too optimistic about this time.

  5. Perry Bellegarde:

    We're totally optimistic and hopeful because the prime minister talked about building on a new relationship.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. aculeate
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. elusive
    • D. arbitrary

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