What is the opposite of cynical?

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Opposite of doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile
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Opposite of contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
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Opposite of deeply pessimistic
“Some modern-day philosophers predict a promising future where mankind will live together in peace and harmony.”
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(of a person, attitude, or situation) Opposite of having the characteristics of a pessimist
“The boys were optimistic about their chances of claiming a maiden premiership, but unfortunately today was not the day.”
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Opposite of callous and toughened by experience
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Opposite of hating or disliking mankind
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Opposite of inclined to express negative or disapproving comments
“The report was unexpectedly complimentary in its assessment of the handling of the botched investigation.”
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(of a joke or sense of humour) Opposite of subtle and expressed in a matter-of-fact way
“His comedic style was rather ostentatious and was not to everyone's taste.”
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Opposite of having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or angered
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Opposite of attempting to achieve one's goals by unscrupulous scheming
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Opposite of feeling or showing a resentful suspicion that one's partner is attracted to or involved with someone else
“Whilst I adore his easygoing nature, would it kill him to care at least a little?”
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Opposite of insincere or devoid of validity
“His apology seemed sincere enough, but given his track record as a compulsive liar, it was hard to tell.”
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Opposite of having a witty, sarcastic or cynical nature or edge
“Why can't you give me a straight answer to a straight question?”
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Opposite of relating to agnostics or agnosticism
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Opposite of having a cynical or macabre bent
“Maria would keep mealtime conversation limited to more lighthearted subjects and avoided any direct talk about the medical center or its staff.”
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Opposite of feeling or expressing resentment, disappointment, or anger
“Despite her dreadful circumstances, she had a cheery disposition.”
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Opposite of alienated or estranged, often with hostile effect
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Opposite of bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after over-exposure
“A highly energized and enthusiastic audience can electrify a cast into a sparkling performance.”
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Opposite of disdainfully or ironically humorous
“The Joker had a habit of sarcastically asking his victims why they were so serious.”
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