optimist optimist  /ˈɑp tə mɪst/


  • (n) a person disposed to take a favorable view of things


  1. But Keynes was an unswerving optimist.
  2. Energy conservation may be an old-fashioned concept but environmental optimist Alex Steffen, the editor of www.
  3. Here is one optimist's reason for believing unity will prevail over disunity, integration over disintegration.


  1. Beyond Bounds: Saints Welcome Back The Veteran Versatility Of Dan Kaczrowski

    Dan Kaczrowski's a realist, who has the work ethic of an optimist. The St. Anthony High graduate earned All-American honors at Hamline, but knew that being drafted in the 26th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 draft meant he wasn't quite on the club's We'll-Be-Seeing-You-In-Phoenix-Soon list.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: CBS Minnesota

  2. A' Fair biggest ever say organizers

    HERNANDO — Jimmy Radford is an optimist — make that a Hernando Optimist Club member and Radford said DeSoto Countians should awake today to only a slight chance of rain and partly cloudy skies.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: DeSoto Times-Tribune

  3. Welcome to the Bigs

    Optimist player Brett Onnen (14) runs to join Cornerstone Senior outfielders (left) and members of other youth leagues for the National Anthem Tuesday evening.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: York News-Times


  1. "I am an optimist, and I believe most situations can be worked out," Giants GM Jerry Reese said in the statement. "We hung in there as long as we could in hopes that there could be a resolution to this situation other than the decision we...
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Jerry Reese Source: USA Today

  2. "As an optimist, I see no chance that a Palestinian state will be established by 2012," Lieberman said at a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "We can express interest, we can dream, but in reality, we are still far...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Avigdor Lieberman Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I'm an optimist, so hopefully nothing happens and he stays here," Rivera said.
    on Oct 10, 2007 By: Mariano Rivera Source: USA Today

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