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optimistic

adjective     /ˌɒp.tɪˈmɪs.tɪk/ US  /ˌɑːp.tə-/
B2 hoping or believing that good things will happen in the future: She is optimistic about her chances of winning a gold medal.Hoping and hopefulnessPotential optimistically     /-tɪ.kəl.i/ adverb Hoping and hopefulnessPotential
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