Definition of Pollyannaish

1. Adjective. Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic.

Exact synonyms: Cheerful, Upbeat
Similar to: Optimistic
Derivative terms: Cheerfulness



Definition of Pollyannaish

1. Adjective. (pejorative) unreasonably optimistic ¹

2. Adjective. (alternative form of Pollyannaish) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pollyannaish

polluter
polluters
pollutes
pollutician
polluticians
polluting
pollutingly
pollutionist
pollutionless
pollutions
pollutive
pollux
polly
polly fish
pollyannaish (current term)
pollyfish
pollyspeak
pollywig
pollywigs
pollywog
pollywogs
polnoglasie
polo
polo-neck
polo-neck collar
polo-necks
polo ball
polo mallet
polo neck

Literary usage of Pollyannaish

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1. Costa Rica by Bruce Conord, June Conord (2006)
"But despite Costa Rica's successes in land management, it would be pollyannaish to ignore the half of the glass that's empty. Costa Rica lost almost half of ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2005)
"... pollyannaish to ignore the half of the glass that's empty. Costa Rica lost almost half of its forest cover between 1950 and 1990. ..."

3. Developing a Law Enforcement Stress Program for Officers and Their Families by Peter Finn, Julie E. Tomz (1998)
"... the potential results of organizational changes, in order to avoid either sounding pollyannaish or creating disappointment if the results are modest. ..."

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