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cautiously optimistic

Generally confident regarding a situation and/or its outcome while still maintaining a readiness for possible difficulties or failure. I've prepared for this exam for weeks, so I'm feeling cautiously optimistic that it will turn out well. It's best to be cautiously optimistic when starting any new business.
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ABs (professionals and managers) are almost twice as likely to feel a lot more pessimistic about the future than a lot more optimistic (29% compared with 15% of this social group).
Figure 2(c) illustrates the interaction between the pessimistic subjects and the optimistic subjects.
Personal optimism remained steady at +36 (42 percent optimistic, 6 percent pessimistic) in June, from +37 (42 percent optimistic, 5 percent pessimistic) in March.
so I am very optimistic that a Grexit will not occur.
But consumers were less optimistic this year about the stock market (79 from 92.
Consumers are most optimistic about the stock market, and this outlook reflects the stability of the Qatari economy and the investment opportunities that the government is creating by diversifying the economy.
The latest consumer confidence findings for UAE also indicate that male respondents are slightly more optimistic than female respondents about the coming months (89.
Retailers and vendors were usually cautiously optimistic about the economic turnaround.
The report revealed that it is in fact younger female farmers who are the most optimistic*, with 40% under the age of 24 and 40% of those aged 25 34 saying they were very optimistic about the future of their farm, higher than any other female age group.
I am optimistic because I see the people are attached to their country, especially since the region will witness in the next months changes and challenges.
The study shows our failure to alter optimistic predictions when presented with conflicting information is due to errors in how we process the information in our brains.
INDIANS are still the most optimistic in the world about their job prospects over the next twelve months although their confidence levels over their country's economy and spending have not risen further in the third quarter of 2010, according to a Nielsen survey released on Monday.
This is the first time in more than two years that more than half of CPA executives surveyed were optimistic about the economic outlook for their organizations.
SLOVENIA will launch their World Cup finals campaign in optimistic mood.