- expressed optimism about the future of the business
- the optimism of cheerleaders
Both of them expressed optimism about the future of the town.
The early sales reports are cause for optimism.
There is growing optimism that the problem can be corrected.
He maintains a sense of optimism, despite all that has happened.
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: a feeling or belief that good things will happen in the future : a feeling or belief that what you hope for will happen
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