OPTIMISTIC: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for OPTIMISTIC?

Need another word that means the same as “optimistic”? Find 17 synonyms and 30 related words for “optimistic” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Optimistic” are: affirmative, cheerful, cheery, positive, confident, hopeful, sanguine, bullish, buoyant, bright, encouraging, promising, rosy, reassuring, favourable, auspicious, propitious

Optimistic as an Adjective

Definitions of "Optimistic" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “optimistic” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Hopeful and confident about the future.
  • (of an estimate) unrealistically high.
  • Expecting the best.
  • Expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds.

Synonyms of "Optimistic" as an adjective (17 Words)

affirmativeExpressing or manifesting praise or approval.
Regulations under the Bill would be subject to the affirmative procedure.
auspiciousAuguring favorable circumstances and good luck.
They said it was an auspicious moon it was rising.
brightNot made dim or less bright.
All the world seems bright and gay.
bullishCharacterized by rising share prices.
He has campaigned courageously despite difficulties that would have stopped many more bullish men.
buoyantCharacterized by liveliness and lightheartedness.
Buoyant water.
cheerfulCausing happiness by its nature or appearance.
A cheerful room.
cheeryHappy and optimistic.
A cheery smile.
confidentNot liable to error in judgment or action.
I am not very confident about tonight s game.
encouragingPositive and giving hope for future success; promising.
The results are very encouraging.
favourablePresaging or likely to bring good luck.
The exhibitions received favourable reviews.
hopefulHaving or manifesting hope.
Found a hopeful way of attacking the problem.
positiveHaving a positive charge.
I am positive he is lying.
promisingFull or promise.
A promising film actor.
propitiousFavourably disposed towards someone.
Propitious gales speeded us along.
reassuringServing or intended to remove someone’s doubts or fears.
The news is very reassuring.
rosy(especially of a person’s skin) coloured like a pink or red rose, typically as an indication of health, youth, or embarrassment.
A rosy cheeked schoolgirl.
sanguine(of the complexion) florid or ruddy.
He is sanguine about prospects for the global economy.

Usage Examples of "Optimistic" as an adjective

  • Optimistic plans.
  • Previous estimates of whale numbers may be wildly optimistic.
  • In an optimistic mood.
  • The government was optimistic that reform would take place.
  • Took an optimistic view.
  • The optimistic mood of the Sixties.

Associations of "Optimistic" (30 Words)

amiabilityA disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to.
His good natured amiability.
approvingThe formal act of approving.
The wine drew approving comments from across the table.
auspiceA favorable omen.
auspiciousGiving or being a sign of future success.
He was respectful to his auspicious customers.
blitheHappy or carefree.
A blithe seaside comedy.
bullish(of a dealer) inclined to buy because of an anticipated rise in prices.
We are very bullish about our prospects.
cheerfulPleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic.
The room was painted in cheerful colours.
cheerfullyIn a cheerful way.
A cheerfully decorated tram car.
cheerfulnessThe quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom.
Flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room.
confidentNot liable to error in judgment or action.
His manner is more confident these days.
convincedCompletely certain about something.
A convinced pacifist.
crimsonTurn red, as if in embarrassment or shame.
Crimson with fury.
expectantA person who anticipates receiving something, especially high office.
Some devoted themselves to the wearer of the crown and others to the expectant.
favorable(of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate.
Listened with a favorable ear.
flushedReddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion.
Flushed with success I was getting into my stride.
fortunateSupremely favored.
Other less fortunate children died.
gaietyA gay feeling.
The sudden gaiety of children s laughter.
hilarityGreat merriment.
By midnight the hilarity had increased.
hopefulAn ambitious and aspiring young person.
He remained hopeful that something could be worked out.
lightheartedCarefree and happy and lighthearted.
Her lighthearted nature.
luckyOccurring by chance.
My lucky day.
optimismA general disposition to expect the best in all things.
The talks had been amicable and there were grounds for optimism.
optimistA person who tends to be hopeful and confident about the future or the success of something.
Only an eternal optimist could expect success.
positiveHaving a positive charge.
A positive test for Down s syndrome.
promisingShowing possibility of achievement or excellence.
The scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career.
rosyReflecting optimism.
Rosy predictions.
ruddyMake ruddy in colour.
A cheerful pipe smoking man of ruddy complexion.
sanguineA blood-red colour.
A fresh and sanguine complexion.
sunshineDirect sunlight unbroken by cloud, especially over a comparatively large area.
Hand it over sunshine.
upbeatPleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic.
He was upbeat about the company s future.

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