Optimistic
Optimistic Op`ti*mis"tic, a. 1. (Metaph.) Of or pertaining to optimism; tending, or conforming, to the opinion that all events are ordered for the best. [1913 Webster]

2. Hopeful; sanguine; as, an optimistic view. [1913 Webster]


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