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."
adj expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds
having or manifesting hope
expecting a rise in prices
cheerful, pollyannaish, upbeat
pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
unrealistically or naively optimistic
confidently optimistic and cheerful
characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
expecting the worst possible outcome
without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
expecting prices to fall
demoralised, demoralized, discouraged, disheartened
made less hopeful or enthusiastic
characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
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