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English definition of “Pollyanna”

Pollyanna

noun [C]     /ˌpɒl.iˈæn.ə/ US  /ˌpɑː.li-/ old-fashioned
a person who believes that good things are more likely to happen than bad things, even when this is very unlikelyHoping and hopefulnessPotential
(Definition of Pollyanna noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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