optimistic optimistic  /ˌɑp tə ˈmɪ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds
  2. (adj) expecting the best

Usage(s):

  1. A new study suggests that pessimistic women are more likely to die sooner than optimistic ones.
  2. Russell Underwood Corbis That's the lesson from a large study of death rates in optimistic vs.
  3. Zhou: I am very optimistic about it.

News

  1. Firefighter optimistic they can save Colorado town

    DEL NORTE, Colo. (AP) — A massive wildfire threatening a tourist region in southwestern Colorado has grown to nearly 60 square miles, but officials said Saturday that the erratic blaze had slowed and they were optimistic they could protect the town of South Fork.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Legislature optimistic about reaching budget deal this weekend

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state's political leaders are optimistic that they will reach a budget deal this weekend. Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday that he was looking to call lawmakers in for joint negotiations on Saturday morning. He said there were many items unresolved in the budget talks but that there has been significant movement toward an agreement. Political leaders are seeking to ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: KING5 Seattle

  3. Firefighter optimistic they can save South Fork

    DEL NORTE, Colo. (AP) — A massive wildfire threatening a tourist region in southwestern Colorado has grown to nearly 60 square miles, but officials said Saturday that the erratic blaze had slowed and they were optimistic they could protect the town of South Fork.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I remain, as I have been from the beginning, extremely optimistic about the government being formed here," Biden told reporters.
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It is irresponsible to hide behind management's more than overly optimistic financial forecasts," Icahn wrote. "It is unconscionable that you have not allowed your shareholders to choose to accept an offer that represented a 72 per cent...
    on May 15, 2008 By: Carl Icahn Source: Toronto Star

  3. "I've got reasonable expectations about how fast something can happen," Bush said. "But I'm also optimistic something will happen."
    on Dec 21, 2005 By: President Bush Source: 940 News

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