Pronunciation: (op"tu-mis'tik), [key]
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,op"ti•mis'ti•cal.
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