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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 op·ti·mism /ˈɑptəˌmɪzəm/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 op·ti·mism /ˈɑptəˌmɪzəm/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Op·ti·mism n.
 1. Metaph. The opinion or doctrine that everything in nature, being the work of God, is ordered for the best, or that the ordering of things in the universe is such as to produce the highest good.
 2. A habitual tendency or a present disposition to take the most hopeful view of future events, and to expect a favorable outcome even when unfavorable outcomes are possible; -- opposed to pessimism.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well
           [ant: pessimism]
      2: a general disposition to expect the best in all things [ant: