Essential Meaning of optimistic
: having or showing hope for the future : expecting good things to happen : hopeful Both of them were optimistic about the future of the town. He has an optimistic view of the company's future. See More ExamplesPeople are increasingly optimistic that the problem can be corrected. Somehow he remained optimistic despite all that had happened to him.
Full Definition of optimistic
: of, relating to, or characterized by optimism : feeling or showing hope for the future an optimistic outlook an optimistic economic forecast a person with a hopeful, optimistic nature I'm feeling optimistic about our chances. The streets in question were magnificent commercial thoroughfares, … brimming with heavy streams of eager life—young, fresh, optimistic.— Theodore Dreiser
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