Definition of optimistic in English:

optimistic

adjective

  • 1Hopeful and confident about the future:

    ‘the optimistic mood of the Sixties’
    ‘the government was optimistic that reform would take place’
    • ‘He was optimistic that the nation would reap medals at the event due to the massive talent and experience in the junior squad.’
    • ‘Mr Grant is optimistic that building works will begin at this location early next year.’
    • ‘He appears to be optimistic that stronger legislation can be enacted elsewhere.’
    • ‘Rajinder is optimistic that India will gets its act together in Athens.’
    • ‘He remains optimistic that the players will perform better than they did last year.’
    • ‘I'm optimistic that the future is going to turn out more successful than the past.’
    • ‘Most people are not very optimistic that they can come to that kind of consensus.’
    • ‘After that he is optimistic that the US and UK economies will pick up.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, my pharmacist is having trouble tracking this down, and I am not optimistic that he will succeed.’
    • ‘Bradfordians need to be more positive and optimistic about the future.’
    • ‘Mentors encourage change by making others feel hopeful and optimistic about the future.’
    • ‘I wouldn't say I necessarily knew it was going to come but I was certainly optimistic that we could achieve something.’
    • ‘Nosko is optimistic that retail sales will experience an upsurge in the near future.’
    • ‘He was optimistic that the latest book would sell well judging by the sales of his last two books.’
    • ‘She admires her own daughter-in-law for opting not to work, and is optimistic that more women may follow Dr Laura's lead.’
    • ‘I'm optimistic that both those dates will be met and that we'll continue to move forward.’
    • ‘I am guardedly optimistic that the president will nominate a strong conservative.’
    • ‘Rooke is optimistic that that kind of curiosity will result in people leaving the auction with a piece of fine art in their arms.’
    • ‘But David Shenk is not so optimistic that collectively our culture can slow down.’
    • ‘Many experts are cautiously optimistic that things will improve by the end of the year, although it could be a rollercoaster ride.’
    cheerful, cheery, positive, confident, hopeful, sanguine, bullish, buoyant, bright
    encouraging, promising, hopeful, bright, rosy, reassuring, favourable, auspicious, propitious
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    1. 1.1 (of an estimate) unrealistically high:
      ‘previous estimates of whale numbers may be wildly optimistic’
      • ‘It is clear that my estimate for successfully overcoming the process problems was far too optimistic.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, her assessment may be more optimistic than accurate.’
      • ‘An optimistic estimate would probably be a couple of hundred pounds.’
      • ‘European authorities view these estimates as being far too optimistic and want further belt tightening.’
      • ‘I still think the government will win, though perhaps my estimate of a majority above 20 is on the optimistic side.’
      • ‘Sissoko's estimate of a two-hour walk turns out to be absurdly optimistic.’
      • ‘The most optimistic estimates predict less than half this number will actually turn out.’
      • ‘George may very well have been justified in his optimistic estimate.’

Pronunciation:

optimistic

/ɒptɪˈmɪstɪk/