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Other Optimism Definition

[n] a general disposition to expect the best in all things
[n] the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well

Antonyms

pessimism, pessimism

Misc. Definitions

\Op"ti*mism\, n. [L. optimus the best; akin to optio choice: cf. F. optimisme. See {Option}.]
1. (Metaph.) The opinion or doctrine that everything in nature, being the work of God, is ordered for the best, or that the ordering of things in the universe is such as to produce the highest good.
2. A disposition to take the most hopeful view; -- opposed to {pessimism}.

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