Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 11/21/15 Panglossian

Panglossian (adjective)
Panglossian [pan-glos-ee-uh n, -glaw-see-, pang-]


adjective
1. characterized by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity.

Origin: 1825-35; after Pangloss, an optimistic character in Voltaire's Candide; compare Greek panglossía garrulousness, wordiness (see pan-, glosso-, -y3); see -ian

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