What does the word optimist mean?

Usage examples for optimist

  1. But the new- wed pair did none of the things that any optimist would predict, that any astute student of human nature would set down in a novel about them. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  2. It is only just to say that success is generously defined and the disciples of this New Thought are asked also to live in the finer senses- the recognition of beauty and friendship and goodness, that is- but on the whole the ideal character so defined is a buoyant optimist who sells his goods, succeeds in his plans and has his own way with the world. – Modern Religious Cults and Movements by Gaius Glenn Atkins
  3. " I'm lucky, I always have good luck," the small optimist screamed at the top of his voice. – Pee-wee Harris by Percy Keese Fitzhugh