Antonyms for optimist

croaker, crab, crosspatch, mutterer, chicken little, growler, fusser, doomsdayer, grump, Murmurer, misanthrope, grouch, Griper, worrier, whiner, Grouser, worrywart, bear, naysayer, doomsayer, cynic, Doomster, bellyacher, grumbler, curmudgeon, complainer, handwringer, sourpuss, pessimist, nervous Nellie, cassandra.

Quotes of optimist

  1. I guess I'm a hopeful optimist because to be a pessimist is to be suicidal. – Peter Benchley
  2. You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist It is the open door. – Robert Collier
  3. A pessimist and an optimist so much the worse; so much the better. – Jean de La Fontaine
  4. I have to be an optimist and say that it might get better. – Roger Moore
  5. An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out. – George Jean Nathan
  6. In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right. – Jack Nicholson
  7. He and Reagan were not at all alike, because Reagan is an optimist and Dick Nixon wasn't. Yet in some ways they were alike. Neither really liked to talk on the telephone, for instance. And, in a lot of respects, both of them were very much loners. – Lyn Nofziger
  8. I am an optimist because I want to change things for the better and I know that blood has to be spilled and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that. – Henry Rollins
  9. An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind. – Albert Schweitzer
  10. I'm sort of a pessimist about tomorrow and an optimist about the day after tomorrow. – Eric Sevareid
  11. I have become my own version of an optimist If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. – Rabindranath Tagore
  12. I am an optimist unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day. – Peter Ustinov
  13. An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. – Bill Vaughan

Usage examples for optimist

  1. And when you have the optimist and pessimist acutely opposed in a mixing group, they direct lively conversations at one another across the gulf of distance, even of time. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. Optimist as he always was and tried to be, even in the face of the failure of his hopes, the world disaster was too much. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  3. Ah, she said, it is easy to be an optimist to- day. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  4. At least admit you're scarcely an optimist – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  5. " There's nothing like being an optimist Bradby said. – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  6. He does not see things through the rosy spectacles of the modern optimist or the green- smoked spectacles of the pessimist; he sees it through the crystal glasses of his own innocence. – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  7. We all like the optimist – The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms by John A. Cone
  8. The friend who knew him best in Convention, and who had seen him in his darkest hours then and long ago, said this of him: " He was always an optimist – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  9. It was enough to make the most aged optimist 'solemn' to see such a wreck of glorious womanhood. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  10. The Optimist will tell you all about them. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  11. Eli had always been an optimist and now that he was happily married his lack of a proper religious pessimism became more strongly marked than ever. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  12. He is something far more convincing, far more comforting, far more religiously significant than an optimist he is a happy man. – Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton
  13. Both as an artist and a thinker, in other words, our author is an optimist and although a conservative is not necessarily an optimist I think an optimist is pretty likely to be a conservative. – Views and Reviews by Henry James
  14. Your partner's a shore enough optimist that a- way. – Wolfville Nights by Alfred Lewis
  15. The optimist cannot resist meditating on the way out for our enslaved short story. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  16. " You're a nice, quiet, gentlemanly little optimist and I like you, old fellow," retorted Cullen. – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  17. Then Keredec was wrong, optimist as he was, since a will such as hers could save him she loved, even from his own acts. – The Guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington
  18. Jean, I'm afraid you're a chirping optimist – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  19. The steam- roller man was an optimist and a literary person: " You may have builded better than you know, captain!" – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  20. I am not an easy- going optimist as you know, and I don't see how what I have said can be true. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking