Optimism Definition

ŏptə-mĭzəm
noun
The doctrine held by Leibniz and others that the existing world is the best possible.
Webster's New World
The tendency to take the most hopeful or cheerful view of matters or to expect the best outcome.
Webster's New World
The doctrine or belief that good ultimately prevails over evil.
Webster's New World
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optimism
Plural:
optimisms

Origin of Optimism

  • French optimisme from New Latin optimum the greatest good optimum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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