optimist

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noun op·ti·mist \ˈäp-tə-mist\

Definition of optimist

  1. :  a person who is inclined to be hopeful and to expect good outcomes :  someone who is given to optimism The optimists have faith that no matter how avaricious the age, literature will endure. — Michael Norman

Origin and Etymology of optimist

French optimiste, from Latin optimum + French -iste -ist


Optimist

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noun Op·ti·mist \ˈäp-tə-mist\

Definition of Optimist

  1. :  a member of a major international service club

Origin and Etymology of optimist

Optimist (Club)


First Known Use: 1911


OPTIMIST Defined for Kids

optimist

noun op·ti·mist \ˈäp-tə-məst\

Definition of optimist for Students

  1. :  a person who habitually expects good things to happen


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