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Adjective: optimistic  ,óp-tu'mi-stik
  1. Hopeful about the future
    "an optimistic outlook";
    - affirmative
  2. Expecting or presenting the best possible outcome
    "in an optimistic mood"; "optimistic plans"; "took an optimistic view"

See also: bullish, cheerful, hopeful, pollyannaish, positive, rose-colored [US], rose-coloured [Brit, Cdn], rosy, sanguine, sanguineous, starry-eyed, upbeat

Antonym: pessimistic

Encyclopedia: Optimistic