One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The belief that all occurrences or developments have a beneficial purpose or result; naive or unrealistic optimism.
1960s; earliest use found in ‘Anthony Burgess’ (1917–1993), writer and composer (real name John Burgess Wilson). From Panglossian + -ism.
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