optimist


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Optimist \Op"ti*mist\, n. [Cf. F. optimiste.]
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   1. (Metaph.) One who holds the opinion that all events are
      ordered for the best.
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   2. One who looks on the bright side of things, or takes
      hopeful views; one who experiences optimism[2]; -- opposed
      to pessimist.
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