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    pollyannaish

    pollyannaish - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pollyannaish

    Definition
    (adj) pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
    Synonyms : cheerful , upbeat
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pollyannaish

pollyannaish= pollyanna+ish "Pollyanna," the heroine of Eleanor H. Porter's famous novel "Pollyanna" (1913), whose outlook on life was one of absolute optimism and whose problems were always straightened out in the end.

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