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optimism

noun [U] uk   /ˈɒp.tɪ.mɪ.zəm/ us    /ˈɑːp.tə-/
C2 the quality of being full of hope and emphasizing the good parts of a situation, or a belief that something good will happen: There was a note of optimism in his voice as he spoke about the company's future. Judging from your exam results, I think you have cause/grounds/reason for cautious optimism about getting a university place.
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in Korean 낙천주의…
in Arabic تَفاؤل…
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 Spanish optimismo…
in Portuguese otimismo…
in German der Optimismus…
in Catalan optimisme…
in Japanese 楽観主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乐观, 乐观主义…
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