One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘always optimistic, Anne felt sure that she would see him’
cheerful, cheery, positive, confident, hopeful, sanguine, bullish, buoyant, bright
disposed to look on the bright side, inclined to look through rose-coloured spectacles, always expecting the best, full of hope, Pollyannaish, Panglossian
archaic of good cheer
2‘the forecast is certainly more optimistic’
encouraging, promising, hopeful, bright, rosy, reassuring, favourable, auspicious, propitious
pessimistic, gloomy, ominous
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