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op·ti·mism

(op'ti-mizm),
The tendency to look on the bright side of everything, to believe that there is good in everything.
[L. optimus, best]

optimism

1. The philosophical doctrine that this world is the best possible one.
2. The personal characteristic of regarding only the bright side of a condition or event and of expecting a favorable result.
See: pessimism
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An optimistic face of white, Brings me to my knees.
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Summary: A survey conducted by opinion polling and consulting firm Gallup on economic optimism in 68 countries worldwide shows that only 20 percent of respondents in Lebanon are optimistic about their country's economic prospects in 2016.