Meaning of “optimistic” in the English Dictionary

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uk /ˌɒp.tɪˈmɪs.tɪk/ us /ˌɑːp.təˈmɪs.tɪk/

B2 hoping or believing that good things will happen in the future:

She is optimistic about her chances of winning a gold medal.

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adverb uk /ˌɒp.tɪˈmɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˌɑːp.təˈmɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/

He optimistically predicted success.

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