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- (General American) IPA(key): /pænˈɡlɑsi.ən/, /pænˈɡlɔsi.ən/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pænˈɡlɒsɪən/
Audio (UK) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɑsiən, -ɔsiən, -ɒsɪən
- Hyphenation: Pan‧gloss‧i‧an
- (derogatory) Naively or unreasonably optimistic.
- Though he took a Panglossian view of the world in his youth, he became jaded as he grew older.
- (derogatory) Of or relating to the view that this is the best of all possible worlds.
- See also Thesaurus:naive