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optimism

noun [U]  us   /ˈɑp·təˌmɪz·əm/
the tendency to be hopeful and to emphasize or think of the good part in a situation rather than the bad part, or the feeling that in the future good things are more likely to happen than bad things: There was a note of optimism in his voice as he spoke about his recovery.
optimist
noun [C]  us   /ˈɑp·tə·mɪst/
She was an optimist in the face of adversity.
optimistic
adjective  us   /ˌɑp·təˈmɪs·tɪk/
I’m optimistic that they can work things out.
optimistically
adverb  us   /ˌɑp·təˈmɪs·tɪ·kli/
White optimistically predicted success.
Translations of “optimism”
in Arabic تَفاؤل…
in Korean 낙천주의…
in Malaysian sikap optimis…
in French optimisme…
in Turkish iyimserlik…
in Italian ottimismo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樂觀, 樂觀主義…
in Russian оптимизм…
in Polish optymizm…
in Vietnamese chủ nghĩa lạc quan…
in Spanish optimismo…
in Portuguese otimismo…
in Thai การมองในแง่ดี…
in German der Optimismus…
in Catalan optimisme…
in Japanese 楽観主義…
in Indonesian optimisme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乐观, 乐观主义…
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