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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

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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. Jose Miguel Insulza:

    We should feel optimistic because the Cubans have already released some prisoners, but also realistic because probably not all of them will be out tomorrow, we must also be practical. More negotiation may be necessary.

  2. Dai Zhihao:

    Although new production capacity construction has been restricted well, the elimination of existing capacity has been held back for a variety of reasons and it is hard to be optimistic.

  3. Mexican Finance Minister Carlos Urzua:

    We hope this problem is resolved very soon ... That it doesn't even reach the level of international arbitration, and that simply an agreement is reached between the sides. We are very optimistic about that.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    It is good to be never pessimistic, better to be optimistic than to be idealistic, but the best as always is to be realistic in a world full of people being only materialistic.

  5. Wendell Watson:

    Nina Pham bravely served Texas Health Dallas during a most difficult time. We continue to support and wish the best for her, and we remain optimistic that constructive dialogue can resolve this matter.

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