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adjective optimistic pronunciation in American English /ˌɑptɪˈmɪstɪk/

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  1. 1
    someone who is optimistic is hopeful about the future and tends to expect that good things will happen
    optimistic about: She said that she was optimistic about the future of the company.
    be/remain optimistic that: I remain optimistic that a peaceful settlement of the dispute can be achieved.
    1. a.
      used about beliefs, attitudes, or periods in history
      The sixties were, in general, an optimistic decade.
  2. 2
    based on beliefs that are too confident
    Their profit forecasts were a little optimistic.

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 optimistic pronunciation in American English /ˌɑptɪˈmɪstɪkli/ adverb


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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