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Adjective: upbeat  'úp,beet
  1. Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
    - cheerful, pollyannaish, Pollyannaish
Noun: upbeat  'úp,beet
  1. A contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
    "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles";
    - wellbeing, well-being, welfare, eudaemonia, eudaimonia
  2. An unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
    - offbeat

Derived forms: upbeats

See also: optimistic

Type of: beat, musical rhythm, prosperity, rhythm, successfulness

Encyclopedia: Upbeat