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the word optimism occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
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An example use of optimism in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… was unbridled optimism and an eagerness …”
Optimism is the belief that good things will happen in the future.