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adjective optimistic pronunciation in British English /ˌɒptɪˈmɪstɪk/
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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 British English /ˌɒptɪˈmɪstɪkli/ adverb


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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