Word of the Day – Panglossian

By February 13, 2017Word of the Day

Panglossian (adj)


To be always optimistic regardless of the facts.

From the name of the tutor and philosopher in Voltaire’s Candide (1759)

Example sentences

“He’s such a pangloss, he’d see he positive in anything.”

“Her panglossian thinking always got us through.”

Word of the Day – Nacket

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Nacket (noun)


A small, cheeky or artful boy.

British English, used mostly in Celtic Britain (Wales, Scotland, Ireland), but rare. Probably from French ‘naquet’, a small boy employed by a master.

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