In “Broadway Danny Rose,” Woody Allen plays a theatrical agent forever looking on the bright side of his clients’ sorry careers. Don’t worry, he tells a washed-up lounge singer, “you’re the kinda guy that will always make a beautiful dollar in this business.”Optimismalso? Presumably, that's pronounced
For the past generation or so, Danny Rose’s optimismalso applied to anyone with a law degree. Lawyering might be disappointingly tedious, but at least it was remunerative enough to justify investing thousands of dollars in tuition....
Etymology: <classical Latin optimus best + -ismo -ism suffix.The opposite of optimismalso is peptobismolso.
The quality of being showily optimistic; pollyannaishness; strutting over-confidence.
The lawyer's optimismalso entertained the jurors, who proceeded to convict his obviously guilty client.
The admissions committee laughed at the unnecessary optimismalso in the personal statement from the applicant with LSAT score 2 points above the target median.
At 1L orientation, the new students worried about the dean's display of optimismalso.