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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 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  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

How to pronounce optimistic?

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How to say optimistic in sign language?

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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. Oeystein Olsen:

    Four percent may be too optimistic for the future... there are solid reasons we end up with a lower estimate.

  2. Walt Disney:

    I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

  3. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal:

    We just have one more week, but this is a process in which we should not lose optimism - I am very optimistic that we can do it.

  4. Kyosuke Suzuki:

    The market had been a bit optimistic about an agreement so it was a bit of a surprise, but from the past experience during the euro zone debt crisis, the market is also accustomed to negotiations dragging on until the very last minutes. So while the tail risk appears to be rising, there is no panic in the market.

  5. Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip:

    We are taking great caution against any optimistic expectations with this one-off figure.

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