Definition of overoptimism
- … folks tend toward overoptimism about their prospects and their skills.
- —Bill Alpert
overoptimisticplay \ˌō-vər-ə-ˌäp-tə-ˈmi-stik\ adjective
- overoptimistic projections for the future
overoptimisticallyplay \ˌō-vər-ə-ˌäp-tə-ˈmi-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
- Wilma values her car at $10,000 and overoptimistically thinks she can sell it for $20,000, which is more than anyone will actually pay.
- —Sanford Ikeda