Understand “Optimist” Through Etymology 

The Etymology of “Optimist” 

The word “optimist” comes from the Latin root “optim“, meaning “the best“. An optimist is one who,  literally, hopes for the best

The poet #Shelley is supposedly the first person to have used this word in the above sense. Prior to his use of this word, optimism was used in a sense very similar to #agathism – the belief that best of all goodness in this world shall ultimately prevail over all evil. 

Optimist shares its root with other words like optimum, optimal, optimistic, optimisation, etc. 

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