[ noun ] the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well

Used in print

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

Some liar 's logic , a wisp of optimism as fragile as the scent of tropical blossoms that came_through the window ( a euphoria perhaps engendered by the pill Fritzie had given her ) , consoled her for a moment .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

Her optimism gave me heart .

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pessimism hope sanguinity

[ noun ] a general disposition to expect the best in all things

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pessimism disposition