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Word of the Day 05/05/21 Panglossian

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


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

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

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR PANGLOSSIAN
The Panglossian view of natural selection is an appealing idea to us as human beings, you argue, because brains have foresight.
REDISCOVERING RICHARD DAWKINS: AN INTERVIEW|J.P. O’MALLEY|SEPTEMBER 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST

I know this sounds panglossian, and others have made strong arguments against such a scenario.
A CENTRIST GOVERNMENT IN ISRAEL?|BRENT E. SASLEY|JANUARY 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST

This is simply a Panglossian idea, policy as wishful thinking.
WHY WASHINGTON WON'T PREVENT ANOTHER MELTDOWN|JEFF MADRICK|OCTOBER 28, 2009|DAILY BEAST

When my master adopted the Panglossian view of the universe I used no arguments that might cloud his serenity.
THE BELOVD VAGABOND|WILLIAM J. LOCKE

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