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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɒptɪˈmɪstɪk/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌɑptɪˈmɪstɪk/
- Rhymes: -ɪstɪk
- Expecting the best in all possible ways.
- Antonym: pessimistic
- in an optimistic mood
- optimistic plans
- took an optimistic view
- (computing) Allowing other processes to perform transactions on the same data at the same time, and checking for conflicts only when changes need to be written back.
- optimistic concurrency
- optimistic locking
expecting a good outcome