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Panglossian

adjective Pan·gloss·ian \pan-ˈglä-sē-ən, paŋ-, -ˈgl-\

Definition of PANGLOSSIAN

:  marked by the view that all is for the best in this best of possible worlds :  excessively optimistic

Origin of PANGLOSSIAN

Pangloss, optimistic tutor in Voltaire's Candide (1759)
First Known Use: 1831

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