from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Blindly or naively optimistic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Naively or unreasonably optimistic.
- adj. Of or relating to the view that this is the best of all possible worlds.
After Pangloss, an optimist in Candide, a satire by Voltaire.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dr. Pangloss, a character in Voltaire’s Candide. (Wiktionary)