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optimism (s) (noun), optimisms (pl)
1. The tendency to believe, to expect, or to hope that things will turn out well.
2. The attitude of a person who feels positive or confident about something or someone.
3. A cheerful habit of mind characterized by an inclination to believe that the uncertainties of the present will be resolved favorably.
4. The belief that things are continually getting better and that good will ultimately triumph over evil.
5. Etymology: from 1782, French optimisme (1737), from Modern Latin optimum, used by Leibnitz (in Théodicée, 1710) to mean "the greatest good", from Latin optimus, "the best".
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