One who expects a favorable outcome or dwells on hopeful aspects
She is an optimist and an idealist.
The optimist would probably try to hug the cynic.
An optimist and idealist, he joined to a fervent belief in liberty an equal enthusiasm for German unity and the idea of the German state.
Cicero, an incurable optimist in politics, may have convinced himself of Octavian's sincerity.
Shaftesbury is emphatically an optimist, but there is a passage in the Moralists (pt.