Definition of Micawberism in English:

Micawberism

noun

mass noun
  • Unjustified or irresponsible optimism.

    ‘this kind of Micawberism is one of the causes of failure in personal life’

Origin

Late 19th century: from the name of the character Wilkins Micawber, in Charles Dickens's novel David Copperfield.

Pronunciation

Micawberism

/mɪˈkɔːbərɪz(ə)m/