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cautious

  

      adj   showing or having caution; wary; prudent  
   cautiously             adv  
  cautiousness      n  
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n.
a person who is optimistic regardless of the circumstances and especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity
From the name of the tutor and philosopher in Voltaire's Candide (1759). Ex: One needn't be a Pangloss to dismiss the notion that the world can ever get better.
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