disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.
reflecting a favorable view of events and conditions and the expectation of a positive outcome; demonstrating :
an optimistic plan.
of or relating to .
We might very well inclined to be optimistic about housing unless the evidence is overwhelming that we should not be.
Housing Expert Robert Shiller Isn’t Sure Housing Is Back Matthew Zeitlin September 17, 2012
When I got home, on closer study, I found out we were way too optimistic.
Van Dyke Parks on How Songwriters Are Getting Screwed in the Digital Age Van Dyke Parks June 3, 2014
Now the McCanns have been given a new reason to be optimistic.
Madeleine McCann’s Parents Get Fresh Hope as Operation Grange IDs 20 Barbie Latza Nadeau May 19, 2013
Yes, he is optimistic that this will go all the way to the Supreme Court.
Unemployed Ken Cuccinelli Finds a Job With Rand Paul Suing Obama Michelle Cottle February 12, 2014
Even against a challenging backdrop, the revisionist camp represented by Jackson and others is optimistic.
Selling the Civil War to African Americans David A. Graham April 11, 2011
“Not girls like you,” Carl ventured, determined to be optimistic.
Carl and the Cotton Gin Sara Ware Bassett
Mechanically, you raise your hand to lift away your optimistic spectacles.
De Libris: Prose and Verse Austin Dobson
There is an optimistic theory of nature according to which wherever there is natural law there is also natural harmony.
Human Nature and Conduct John Dewey
Hope it will work out all right; and am inclined to be optimistic.
It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
Miss Jones, who was happy and optimistic to-day, talked in a tenderly reminiscent tone of her youth.
Jeremy Hugh Walpole
1845, from optimist + -ic. Related: Optimistical (1809); optimistically.
the act or process of . the state or manner of being . something that is organized. structure; composition: The organization of this painting is quite remarkable. a group of persons organized for some end or work; association: a nonprofit organization. the administrative personnel or apparatus of a business. the functionaries of a political party […]
(usually initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Orient, or East; Eastern. of the orient or east; eastern. (initial capital letter) Zoogeography. belonging to a geographical division comprising southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as and including the Philippines, Borneo, and Java. Jewelry. (usually initial capital letter) designating various gems […]
a peculiarity or idiosyncrasy of the Oriental peoples. the character or characteristics of the Oriental peoples. the knowledge and study of Oriental languages, literature, etc. Contemporary Examples The last section, “Orientalism,” is exquisite and gilded, with golden-hued floral wallpaper. What Drives Fashion Designer Dries Van Noten Sarah Moroz March 3, 2014 Brad Gooch on how […]
of, relating to, or conforming to the approved form of any doctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc. of, relating to, or conforming to beliefs, attitudes, or modes of conduct that are generally approved. customary or conventional, as a means or method; established. sound or correct in opinion or doctrine, especially theological or religious doctrine. conforming to the […]