Definition of Optimist

1. Noun. A person disposed to take a favorable view of things.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Chiliast, Millenarian, Millenarist
Derivative terms: Optimism, Optimism
Antonyms: Pessimist



Definition of Optimist

1. n. One who holds the opinion that all events are ordered for the best.

Definition of Optimist

1. Noun. A person who expects a favourable outcome. ¹

2. Noun. A believer in optimism. ¹

3. Noun. A small centre-board sailing dinghy designed to train and introduce young children into sailing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Optimist

1. one who exhibits optimism [n -S]

Medical Definition of Optimist

1. 1. One who holds the opinion that all events are ordered for the best. 2. One who looks on the bright side of things, or takes hopeful views; opposed to pessimist. Origin: Cf. F. Optimiste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Optimist

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1. What is the German Nation Dying For? by Karl Ludwig Krause, Adele Szold Seltzer (1918)
"XI THE optimist "LONG live the optimist! For he's the Big Dunce." Of course, the optimist always has been with us, but the war has made him shoot up to his ..."

2. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"PESSIMIST AND optimist This one sits shivering in Fortune's smile, Taking his joy with bated, doubtful breath. This other, gnawed by hunger, all the while ..."

3. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"PESSIMIST AND optimist This one sits shivering in Fortune's smile, Taking his joy with bated, doubtful breath. This other, gnawed by hunger, all the while ..."

4. The Story of Our Bible: How it Grew to be what it is by Harold Bruce Hunting (1915)
"The other, Ecclesiasticus, was written by an optimist. THE AUTHOR OF ECCLESIASTES The pessimist was probably a priest in the temple at Jerusalem who wrote ..."

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