optimisticadjectiveuk /ˌɒp.tɪˈmɪs.tɪk/ us /ˌɑːp.tə-/
- She ended her speech on an optimistic note.
- The doctor said she was optimistic about the outcome of the operation but forbore to make any promises at this early stage.
- Earlier sales forecasts were overly optimistic.
- The treasurer has been taking a more optimistic view of economic recovery in his recent public pronouncements.
- It's a bit optimistic to expect a politician to tell you the unvarnished truth.