optimistically optimistically  /ˌɑp tɪ ˈmɪ stɪ kə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) with optimism; in an optimistic manner

Usage(s):

  1. Zoo officials had optimistically declared that Gita was on her way to a full recovery.
  2. The economic recovery Naimi so optimistically predicts would certainly be vital to oil-producing countries, whose own economies would be imperiled by a drawn-out recession.
  3. Both candidates speak optimistically about the prospect of a deal being reached and being able to support it -- McCain says so explicitly.

News

  1. Connecting with your Inner Self

    The Lyndhurst Public Library invites the community to join in a continuous program titled "Connecting With Your Inner-Self." This program is geared for those aged 50 and older. The purpose is to get people to talk about topics such as fears, aging, changing obstacles into opportunities, dealing with problems optimistically and appreciating where one is in life. The next meeting will be held on ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. World Bank Cuts Global Growth Forecasts, More Reason for Fear?

    The updates to the June World Bank Global Growth Forecast continue to paint a negative outlook on global expansion moving forward. While Japanese and U.S. forecasts were revised upwards, other key areas of the global economy were not viewed as optimistically.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Daily FX

  3. Rancho Santa Fe School District financially ‘strong,’ superintendent says

    At the last school board meeting of the school year, Rancho Santa Fe School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney optimistically looked ahead to next year as the board adopted its 2013-14 budget
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Rancho Santa Fe Review

Quotes

  1. "We're not talking about minor tweaks," Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference. "Our bills are about 75 percent the same, perhaps 80. The President optimistically says 90, and maybe he knows something I don't know about what's...
    on Jan 28, 2010 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. "It's close to the games. Obviously not the best timing," Reyna said, "but I hope I've gotten away with something very minor. That's what we're optimistically thinking. I don't think it's going to be long-term, but again, tomorrow I'll know...
    on May 23, 2006 By: Claudio Reyna Source: ESPN

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