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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishover-optimisticˌover-optiˈmistic adjective  EXPECTHOPEexpecting that things will be better than is possible or likely over-optimistic forecasts of economic growth
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over-optimisticReports that the hostages will be released soon are over-optimistic.But the letters lapse into exasperation and impatience as it became clear that the plans were wildly over-optimistic.Even now, the shares of many housebuilders and contractors look over-optimistic.Sometimes, though, the expectation is over-optimistic.Inevitably occasions will also arise when an initial valuation proves over-optimistic, for example where a plaintiff makes an unexpectedly good recovery.A new church with a rapid initial growth rate should beware of an over-optimistic future projection.Retailers expect a bigger improvement in June, but their expectations have proved to be over-optimistic in the past two months.The panel had also been over-optimistic on employment which fell by 3 percent compared to the 2 percent forecast.Many of the orders were based on over-optimistic plans for expansion rather than the replacement of existing aircraft.
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