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optimist

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈɒptɪmɪst/
someone who feels that good things are more likely to happen than bad things: He takes an optimist's view of the recession. →  Compare pessimist
optimistic adjective
Translations of “optimist”
in Korean 낙천주의자…
in Arabic مُتَفائل…
in Portuguese pessoa otimista…
in Catalan optimista…
in Japanese 楽観主義者…
in Italian ottimista…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樂觀主義者,樂天派…
in Russian оптимист…
in Turkish iyimser…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乐观主义者,乐天派…
in Polish optymist-a/ka…
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