- naively, Naively or unreasonably optimistic.
Etymology: From Dr. w:Pangloss, Pangloss, a character in w:Voltaire, Voltaire's w:Candide, Candide.
- Though he took a view of the world in his youth, he became jaded as he grew older.
- Of or relating to the view that this is the best of all possible worlds.
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