optimist

optimist
optimist op‧ti‧mist [ˈɒptmɪst ǁ ˈɑːp-] noun [countable]
someone who believes things will get better or be more successful in the future:

• As major companies in this sector continue to show poor results, even optimists are getting worried.

— compare pessimist
— optimistic adjective :

• He remains optimistic about the company's long-term prospects.

• The government's over-optimistic economic forecasts have encouraged manufacturers to put too many products into their inventories.

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optimist UK US /ˈɒptɪmɪst/ noun [C]
someone who feels that good things are more likely to happen than bad things: »

He takes an optimist's view of the recession.

Compare PESSIMIST(Cf. ↑pessimist)
optimistic adjective
»

She's optimistic about the prospects for growth.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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