pollyannaish :

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  • s  pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

  • Maybe it's pollyannaish, maybe it's frustrating, but it's him.
  • Call me pollyannaish, but perhaps one day we'll have no need for guys like Davis.
  • The Bookman since 1921 has been amiable, even pollyannaish.
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  • How (And Why) To Stay Positive
    When faced with setbacks and challenges, we've all received the well-meaning advice to "stay positive." The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It's hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems like nothing more than wishful thinking.
    Aug. 8, 2013 - Forbes

  • Michael Oren in Jerusalem Post
    There are disagreements, I'm not going to be Pollyannaish,the personable and animated Oren said. "But there are two qualifiers you have to attach. One, we have had disagreements with other administrations in the past, and the litmus test...
  • Joe Lieberman in Connecticut Jewish Ledger
    They're not Pollyannaish about this. They know it's not going to be solved in a day or a month,said Lieberman following the lunch.
  • Paul Wolfowitz in Washington Post
    There's no question that we're facing some difficulties,Wolfowitz said. "I don't mean to sound Pollyannaish -- we all know that we're facing a tough problem."

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