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optimistic

adjective
 
 
/ˌɒptɪˈmɪstɪk/
B2 always believing that good things will happen: We're optimistic about our chances of success. [+ (that)] I'm not optimistic that we'll reach an agreement. →  Opposite pessimistic Hoping and hopefulnessPotential
Translations of “optimistic”
in Korean 낙천적인…
in Arabic مُتَفائل…
in Portuguese otimista…
in Catalan optimista…
in Japanese 楽観的な…
in Italian ottimista…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樂觀的…
in Russian оптимистический…
in Turkish iyimser (kişi)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乐观的…
in Polish optymistyczny…
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