1. optimism

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


  • sanguinity
  • sanguineness


  • pessimism
  • sociability
  • unfriendliness

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Rhymes with Optimism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism

How do you pronounce optimism?

Pronounce optimism as ˈɑptɪˌmɪzəm.

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Sentences with optimism

1. Noun, singular or mass
Confidence and optimism are in the air.

Quotes about optimism

1. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

2. My politics of optimism and hope still casts its lot with the Democrats - in the optimistic hope that the dying embers of its status as the party of our better angels, one that took risks for social justice, can still be fanned into a flame. But I'm an old man, born in 1969.
- Rick Perlstein

3. Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
- Vaclav Havel

2. optimism

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


  • disposition


  • hopelessness
  • unwillingness