Meaning of “optimist” in the English Dictionary

"optimist" in British English

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optimistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɒp.tɪ.mɪst/ us /ˈɑːp.tə.mɪst/

C1 someone who always believes that good things will happen:

She's a born optimist (= someone who has always been optimistic).

(Definition of “optimist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"optimist" in Business English

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optimistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɒptɪmɪst/ us

someone who feels that good things are more likely to happen than bad things:

He takes an optimist's view of the recession.
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adjective

She's optimistic about the prospects for growth.

(Definition of “optimist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)