Definition of 'optimism'
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We have to hope his optimism is justified. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The sport must hope that optimism is not misplaced. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Such optimism rests on hope but not experience. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Against the depressing pessimism of the present, musicals offer optimism about the future. Times, Sunday Times (2017)After years of war and political tumult, there was optimism in Russia about the country’s future. Smithsonian Mag (2017)What she needs to couple that determination with is a burst of optimism about the prospects for Britain after Brexit. The Sun (2017)Mostly it demanded a good deal of optimism. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You will have the energy and optimism that make people want to know you better. The Sun (2009)It also takes me back to an era of great optimism and confidence. The Sun (2010)There was an optimism in the air that you could almost reach out and touch. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The first two speakers openly expressed an enthusiastic optimism about the future of the church. Christianity Today (2000)We therefore approach the coming year with cautious optimism. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What has happened is a failure to understand the difference between optimism and hope. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But there is one good cause for optimism. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You feel energy and optimism and all kinds of opportunities open up. The Sun (2009)But a little optimism and confidence could work wonders. The Sun (2011)It is hard to convey the excitement and optimism in the air then. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So we go on with optimism in the future. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are other grounds for cautious optimism. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The upsurge of hope and optimism is welcome and sorely needed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The thing about writing this column is that it requires a fair degree of optimism about the weather. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This was the other side of the optimism expressed at the turn of the century about the future. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)There was good reason for optimism. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In interviews, members have expressed cautious optimism about the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's about optimism in spite of the squalor. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'optimism'
British English: optimism /ˈɒptɪˌmɪzəm/ NOUN
Optimism is the feeling of being hopeful about the future or about the success of something.
The president expressed optimism about reaching a peaceful settlement.
- American English: optimism
- Arabic: تَفَاؤُلٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: otimismo
- Chinese: 乐观
- Croatian: optimizam
- Czech: optimismus
- Danish: optimisme
- Dutch: optimisme
- European Spanish: optimismo
- Finnish: optimismi
- French: optimisme
- German: Optimismus
- Greek: αισιοδοξία
- Italian: ottimismo
- Japanese: 楽観主義
- Korean: 낙천주의
- Norwegian: optimisme
- Polish: optymizm
- European Portuguese: otimismo
- Romanian: optimism
- Russian: оптимизм
- Spanish: optimismo
- Swedish: optimism
- Thai: การมองในแง่ดี
- Turkish: iyimserlik
- Ukrainian: оптимізм
- Vietnamese: sự lạc quan
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