Pollyanna

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Pollyanna

the “glad child,” extraordinarily optimistic. [Children’s Lit.: Pollyanna]

Pollyanna

always finds something to be glad about. [Am. Lit.: Pollyanna; Am. Cinema: Pollyanna in Disney Films, 170–172]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Nor can he be accused of excessive "pollyannaism." By selecting details from actual past performances, both he and Boggs have evidence to support their anticipatory scripts.
I don't know if it's indefatigability or Pollyannaism, but designers do have a way of recasting disadvantages.