optimistic

An optimistic person thinks the best possible thing will happen, and hopes for it even if it's not likely. Someone who's a tad too confident this way is also sometimes called optimistic.

If you see the glass as half-full when others see it as half-empty; if you look on the bright side of things, you're optimistic. If the chain falls off your rusty old bicycle, a tire goes flat, the frame cracks down the middle, the seat keeps twisting around, and you say, "But look! The little bell still works — I'm sure this bike will be fine," you're being very optimistic, though some might venture to call you "delusional."

DEFINITIONS OF: optimistic

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adj expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds

“in an optimistic mood”
optimistic plans”
“took an optimistic view”
Synonyms
hopeful
having or manifesting hope
bullish
expecting a rise in prices
cheerful, pollyannaish, upbeat
pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
rose-colored, rosy
reflecting optimism
starry-eyed
unrealistically or naively optimistic
sanguine
confidently optimistic and cheerful
positive
characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
Antonyms:
pessimistic
expecting the worst possible outcome
hopeless
without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
bearish
expecting prices to fall
demoralised, demoralized, discouraged, disheartened
made less hopeful or enthusiastic
negative
characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
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adj expecting the best

Synonyms:
affirmative
positive
characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
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