Candide(redirected from Candide, or Optimism)
the hero and his relatives and friends stoically undergo an endless series of misfortunes. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
See: Luck, Bad
beset by inconceivable misfortunes, hero indifferently shrugs them off. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
a wanderer in search of best of all possible worlds. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
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