Meaning of “Pollyanna” in the English Dictionary

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"Pollyanna" in British English

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Pollyannanoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpɒl.iˈæn.ə/ us /ˌpɑː.liˈæn.ə/ old-fashioned

a person who believes that good things are more likely to happen than bad things, even when this is very unlikely

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