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optimismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈɒp.tɪ.mɪ.zəm/  us   /ˈɑːp.tə.mɪ.zəm/
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. They had cause/grounds/reason for cautious optimism about an improvement in her medical condition.
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(Definition of optimism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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optimismnoun [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.
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optimismnoun [U]

uk   us   /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
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(Definition of optimism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “optimism”
in Korean 낙천주의…
in Arabic تَفاؤل…
in Malaysian sikap optimis…
in French optimisme…
in Russian оптимизм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樂觀, 樂觀主義…
in Italian ottimismo…
in Turkish iyimserlik…
in Polish optymizm…
in Spanish optimismo…
in Vietnamese chủ nghĩa lạc quan…
in Portuguese otimismo…
in Thai การมองในแง่ดี…
in German der Optimismus…
in Catalan optimisme…
in Japanese 楽観主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乐观, 乐观主义…
in Indonesian optimisme…
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“optimism” in American English

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