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optimism

  

      n  
1    the tendency to expect the best and see the best in all things  
2    hopefulness; confidence  
3    the doctrine of the ultimate triumph of good over evil  
4    the philosophical doctrine that this is the best of all possible worlds,   (Compare)        pessimism  
     (C18: from French optimisme, from Latin optimus best, superlative of bonus good)  
   optimist             n  
  optimistic, optimistical      adj  
  optimistically      adv  
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