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Definition of Overoptimism
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Overoptimism
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1. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1877)
"... of the road in 1883 seem to have been to some extent inevitable, and to some extent to have resulted from the usual overoptimism of American promoters. ..."
2. Defense Conversion: Redirecting R&D by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"While supporting lab collaboration with appropriate private sector partners, the Task Force warned against overoptimism and premature expectations. ..."
3. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"12, 1917, this observer writes: I always have, as you know, warned the Allies against overoptimism regarding the economic situation in Germany, ..."
4. Accounting Theory and Practice by Roy Bernard Kester (1918)
"Because of the ease of inflation of values in transactions of this kind, due largely to an overoptimism as to the future and even sometimes to fraud, ..."
5. Business Finance: A Practical Study of Financial Management in Private by William Henry Lough (1917)
"Frequently the main difficulty with a business that has become insolvent has been overoptimism and overexpansion on the part of its management. ..."
6. Investment and Input Requirements for Accelerating Food Production in Low by Peter Oram (1979)
"... experienced in developing varieties with multiple resistance to planthoppers attacking rice and the diseases they vector cautions against overoptimism. ..."