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English definition of “optimism”


noun [U]     /ˈɒptɪmɪzəm/
the feeling that good things are more likely to happen than bad things: optimism about/over sth There was a wave of optimism about future earnings of software and internet companies. Some analysts expressed cautious optimism that this could be a turning point. consumer/investor/public optimism reason/cause for optimism → Compare pessimism
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