Optimism is the state of being cheerful or hopeful about the future and about the world around you.(noun)
An example of optimism is when you are in a bad situation, but you remain cheerful and confident it will all turn out right in the end.
See optimism in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr optimisme < L optimus, best: see optimum
See optimism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French optimisme
Origin: , from New Latin optimum, the greatest good; see optimum.
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