Meaning of OPTIMISTIC in English

OPTIMISTIC

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a confident/optimistic/relaxed etc mood

At the beginning of the negotiations, he was in a confident mood.

a positive/optimistic outlook

Despite her health problems, she has a positive outlook.

optimistic (= expecting good things to happen )

In his speech, the President gave an optimistic forecast for the economy.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

cautiously

For 1996, however, analysts are cautiously optimistic .

She was weak, but comfortable and I was cautiously optimistic .

But you are cautiously optimistic because of the constructive atmosphere in which the talks took place.

After the meeting, team members felt cautiously optimistic .

The student was cautiously optimistic for the future.

The ideology of environmentalism was cautiously optimistic about social amelioration and human progress.

Moreover, he is cautiously optimistic about the future of societies, claiming there has been a recent rekindling of interest.

But I am cautiously optimistic about the atmosphere in which the talks were conducted.

generally

The generally optimistic tenor of this debate provides a revealing comparison with those public views examined for the earlier period.

Although generally optimistic , Dan knew that more challenges lay ahead.

I was generally optimistic but emphasised the potential for serious attacks.

The report painted a generally optimistic picture of Britain continuing to recover from the worst recession since 1945.

less

Others were less optimistic , pointing out that population and industrial growth would offset the improvements being made.

The study also found that female investors tended to be less optimistic than men.

However, the picture is less optimistic when the figures are looked at a little more closely.

As yet nobody knows, but I am no less optimistic now than I was in those heady days at Treasury.

Specialists on Indochina were considerably less optimistic during the early days of the Truman administration.

Some predicted modest increases, but others were less optimistic .

more

Labour partisans were consistently very much more optimistic than Conservatives about the Labour Party's chances of victory.

Generation X, best known for its pierced bodies and jaded outlook, is more optimistic about Wall Street than previous generations.

The rising generation of students were more optimistic about the future and did not carry the emotional burdens of the Cultural Revolution.

School-to-work can engage young people in career planning and make them more optimistic about the future.

A more optimistic note on house prices has been struck by big builders Wimpey.

The builders might have done even better last year had buyers been more optimistic .

If he had been admitted sooner, I should have been more optimistic .

State officials are much more optimistic about the prospects for successfully tracking recipients.

most

Even student teachers, who might reasonably be expected to be the least jaundiced and most optimistic informants, aren't happy.

So far, sales are beating even the most optimistic analysts' projections.

This is the most optimistic view of the future.

But even the most optimistic experts are not overly optimistic.

The most optimistic forecast severely reduced activity in residential property; others expected static house sales until the end of the year.

Even the most optimistic specialists predicted moderate disruptions: Some cities would certainly lose power.

This sector was the most optimistic about the near-term outlook, expecting much stronger sales in April.

Under the most optimistic scenarios, it will take 20 years to dispose of the weapons currently viewed as excess.

over

Certainly a further ten flying within the next two years is not an over optimistic estimate.

This has proved to be over optimistic as Haymarket was forced to withdraw from the purchase after a key investor pulled out.

overly

But this must be a cautious and overly optimistic conclusion.

And the media bought the overly optimistic pronouncements without questions.

This account of science is indeed overly optimistic but at the same time limited.

As it turns out, some of these dreams were overly optimistic .

But even the most optimistic experts are not overly optimistic.

Shugart was sued by Lerach the first time for supposedly expressing overly optimistic views to shareholders.

Given that the quarterback will be 41 at the time, that prediction seems overly optimistic .

Others said that that scenario might be overly optimistic .

so

I did not feel so optimistic .

Forty-six-year-old Sandy Koicuba is not so optimistic .

But not all of us feel so optimistic about the prospect of aloneness.

too

Others qualified to judge have however found this re-reading too optimistic .

He complained bitterly after being surprised by Pat Buchanan in an early primary about a pollster whose predictions had been too optimistic .

But don't be too optimistic and don't imagine that your advice to your daughter will be acceptable.

That was a little too optimistic , it turned out.

Even this may be too optimistic .

But do not be too optimistic , ever.

With the president in his present mood it is probably too optimistic to expect any improvement until after next year's election.

They hope to close the deal by year-end, but that may be too optimistic .

very

In this case, the construction timetable proved wrong, as did very optimistic forecasts concerning the rates of inflation and interest.

No one except Guks could have been very optimistic .

It was a very optimistic year for me.

In a normal situation, I would be very optimistic .

I was not very optimistic about the submarine and neither was Eric.

I am very optimistic and excited.

It was very mild, though, and times were really very good and very optimistic .

Boeing set very optimistic performance goals for the Corinth facility when it was established.

wildly

This is generally held to be wildly optimistic , and in some quarters, an impossible timescale.

The figures are wildly optimistic , and could only have been extrapolated from a short trial of about 10 operations.

If this figure proves wildly optimistic , Bill Clinton will either have to propose more cuts or spend more money.

Recent surveys show previous estimates of whale numbers to be wildly optimistic .

Critics argued that these estimates were wildly optimistic or that the original figures were far too low.

The figures were wildly optimistic , although the real events were dramatic enough in themselves.

For another, it assumed a stability in the capitalist system which, then and since, seemed wildly optimistic .

■ NOUN

forecast

In this case, the construction timetable proved wrong, as did very optimistic forecasts concerning the rates of inflation and interest.

The most optimistic forecast severely reduced activity in residential property; others expected static house sales until the end of the year.

The results were wildly ahead of the Democrats' most optimistic forecasts .

mood

And Dexter tried to calm his faint resentment against her for casting a shadow over his optimistic mood .

The stock market reflected the more optimistic mood , with the FTSE-100 index closing up 18.2 at 2,400.9.

note

Others, even during the 1950s, adopted a more optimistic note .

The film ends on an optimistic note .

Dealers would repeat this parrot fashion in the same optimistic note that the director had used on them.

Carolyn Henderson signs off her diary on an optimistic note for his future.

A more optimistic note on house prices has been struck by big builders Wimpey.

The decade could hardly have ended on a more optimistic note .

Maurice Paterson concluded on an optimistic note with references to the many new faces at the sales support conference.

But one of the region's major employers Rover is beginning to sound an optimistic note .

outlook

That's the optimistic outlook of Bordon businessman Philip Voice, who says he's never had it so good.

These facts account for a more optimistic outlook of potential supply given in the 1981 report.

view

While this is an optimistic view the necessary conditions of teaching and length of time are not often available.

Shugart was sued by Lerach the first time for supposedly expressing overly optimistic views to shareholders.

The formula of the bookstall blockbuster is only too persuasive, offering an optimistic view of social dangers and confusions.

Few anthropologists share this optimistic view and I certainly do not believe in witchcraft.

This is the most optimistic view of the future.

Theirs is an essentially optimistic view of human nature, one which stresses cooperation, fraternity, egalitarianism.

Essentially this was based on optimistic views about social progress and economic growth.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(make) encouraging/optimistic etc noises (about sth)

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Although his lawyers were optimistic , they couldn't be sure about the final outcome of the trial.

an optimistic economic forecast

Are you still optimistic that the climbers can be rescued?

I'm pretty optimistic about our chances of winning here today.

I am very optimistic about the future of our company.

In spite of all her problems she manages to remain optimistic .

The company was overly optimistic in its sale projections.

The Democrats went into this election in an optimistic mood.

The patient is still in a critical condition but doctors say they are cautiously optimistic that he will make a full recovery.

We are cautiously optimistic that the trade deal will go through.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But am I optimistic that things will change?

But I feel even more optimistic about the future of our world now than I did then.

Generation X, best known for its pierced bodies and jaded outlook, is more optimistic about Wall Street than previous generations.

He may be judged excessively optimistic , however, if not utterly desperate, in seeking the votes of leading opposition politicians.

I got optimistic about making music again through my friends down there, like Nic.

The builders might have done even better last year had buyers been more optimistic .

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