What does it mean to be Pollyannaish?
: a person characterized by irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything.
How do you use Promethean in a sentence?
His deeds are motivated entirely by a Promethean desire to enlighten his fellows. In a way, her acts of Promethean defiance find affinity with her father’s actions. Revolutionaries are Promethean criminals, pursuing an almost sinful desire to exercise their untrammelled will.
How do you say Pollyannaish?
- Phonetic spelling of pollyannaish. pollyan-naish. pol-ee-an-uh.
- Examples of in a sentence. Andy Schwarz has a detailed response to criticism that his How Not To Reform The NCAA was overly optimistic and pollyannaish on the notion of a market straightening out the NCAA.
- Translations of pollyannaish. Arabic : مفرطين
What is the opposite of Pollyannaish?
Antonyms & Near Antonyms for Pollyannaish. clear-eyed, clear-sighted.
What does Promethean mean?
Definition of Promethean : of, relating to, or resembling Prometheus, his experiences, or his art especially : daringly original or creative.
What is a Promethean mind?
Promethean definition One who is boldy creative or defiantly original in behavior or actions. noun.
Is Pollyanna a bad thing?
Excessively cheery, irrepressible optimism and blindly optimistic are some of the words we see when we define Pollyanna. The word Pollyanna has some highly negative connotations for positive people! The synonyms are less harsh: dreamer, hoper, idealist, positive thinker.
Is it good to be a Pollyanna?
Although the tendency to be optimistic and find the silver lining is no doubt a desirable trait—and one that imparts benefits to our health and well-being to boot—to be a “Pollyanna” is generally not considered to be a good thing.
What is Promethean art?
Promethean • \pruh-MEE-thee-un\ • adjective. : of, relating to, or resembling Prometheus, his experiences, or his art; especially : daringly original or creative. Examples: The Olympics showcase Promethean performances by athletes who are always pushing the limits of human ability.