Panglossian

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Etymology[edit]

From Dr. Pangloss, a character in Voltaire’s Candide.

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Panglossian (comparative more Panglossian, superlative most Panglossian)

  1. (pejorative) Naively or unreasonably optimistic.
    Though he took a Panglossian view of the world in his youth, he became jaded as he grew older.
  2. (pejorative) Of or relating to the view that this is the best of all possible worlds.

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