Pollyanna(redirected from Pollyannaism)
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the “glad child,” extraordinarily optimistic. [Children’s Lit.: Pollyanna]
always finds something to be glad about. [Am. Lit.: Pollyanna; Am. Cinema: Pollyanna in Disney Films, 170–172]
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