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optimism

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈɒptɪmɪzəm/
the feeling that good things are more likely to happen than bad things: optimism about/over sth There was a wave of optimism about future earnings of software and internet companies. Some analysts expressed cautious optimism that this could be a turning point. consumer/investor/public optimism reason/cause for optimism →  Compare pessimism
Translations of “optimism”
in Korean 낙천주의…
in Arabic تَفاؤل…
in French optimisme…
in Turkish iyimserlik…
in Italian ottimismo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樂觀, 樂觀主義…
in Russian оптимизм…
in Polish optymizm…
in Spanish optimismo…
in Portuguese otimismo…
in German der Optimismus…
in Catalan optimisme…
in Japanese 楽観主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乐观, 乐观主义…
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