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optimistic
used in Do You Speak American?

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Definition
expecting the best; or focusing on the good part of things
  • Suddenly optimistic.
    one — The Language Wars (96% in)
  • Not all young blacks share the civic optimism.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (62% in)
  • Baz Dreisinger, who teaches at Queens College, New York, speaks of "a new racial frontier that shaped American culture and especially American music— the frontier that optimists call racial hybridity and pessimists call cultural theft."
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (96% in)

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