adverb see optimism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • optimistically — optimism ► NOUN 1) hopefulness and confidence about the future or success of something. 2) Philosophy the doctrine that this world is the best of all possible worlds. DERIVATIVES optimist noun optimistic adjective optimistically adverb. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • optimistically — adverb with optimism; in an optimistic manner We have a good chance of winning, he exclaimed optimistically • Ant: ↑pessimistically • Derived from adjective: ↑optimistic …   Useful english dictionary

  • optimistically — See optimistic. * * * …   Universalium

  • optimistically — adverb in an optimistic manner …   Wiktionary

  • optimistically — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. expectantly, encouragingly, with good hopes, with high expectations; see favorably 1 , hopefully 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • optimistically — adv. in an optimistic manner, by seeing the good, while hoping for the best …   English contemporary dictionary

  • optimistically — opti·mis·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • optimistically — See: optimistic …   English dictionary

  • optimistic — optimistically, adv. /op teuh mis tik/, adj. 1. disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. 2. reflecting optimism: an optimistic plan. 3. of or pertaining to optimism. Also, optimistical.… …   Universalium

  • Aristander — of Telmessos (Greek: Αρίστανδρος ο Τελμησσεύς; born ca. 380 BC, fl. 2nd half of 4th century BCE), a Greek from Caria, was Alexander the Great s favorite seer. Aristander was already in Philip s entourage in 357/6, when he correctly interpreted a… …   Wikipedia

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