An optimist is someone who always sees the bright side of any situation — a trait that can be either encouraging or annoying, depending on your frame of mind.

Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” When you think about the problems in the world, it might sometimes be difficult to remain an optimist. Yet some people just naturally look for the silver lining, like Eeyore in the Winnie the Pooh stories who, when admitting that it's still snowing and freezing, remarks, "However, we haven't had an earthquake lately." Now that's an optimist!

Definitions of optimist

n a person disposed to take a favorable view of things

a person who expects the worst
chiliast, millenarian, millenarist
a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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