|Category:||3. Prospective Affections|
hope, hopes; desire; fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance; faith (belief); affiance, assurance; secureness, security; reassurance., good omen, good auspices; promise, well grounded hopes; good prospect, bright prospect; clear sky., assumption, presumption; anticipation (expectation)., hopefulness, buoyancy, optimism, enthusiasm, heart of grace, aspiration; optimist, utopist., castles in the air, chateaux en Espagne, le pot au lait, Utopia, millennium; day dream, golden dream; dream of Alnaschar; airy hopes, fool's paradise; mirage (fallacies of vision); fond hope., beam of hope, ray of hope, gleam of hope, glimmer of hope, flash of hope; dawn of hope, star of hope; cheer; bit of blue sky, silver lining, silver lining of the cloud, bottom of Pandora's box, balm in Gilead., anchor, sheet anchor, mainstay; staff (support); heaven.
hope, trust, confide, rely on, put one's trust in; lean upon; pin one's hope upon, pin one's faith upon (believe) [more]., feel hope, entertain hope, harbor hope, indulge hope, cherish hope, feed hope, foster hope, nourish hope, encourage hope, cling to hope, live in hope; see land; feel assured, rest assured, feel confident, rest confident, presume; promise oneself; expect (look forward to)., hope for (desire); anticipate., be hopeful; look on the bright side of, view on the sunny side, voir en couleur de rose, make the best of it, hope for the best; put a good face upon, put a bold face upon, put the best face upon; keep one's spirits up; take heart, take heart of grace; be of good heart, be of good cheer; flatter oneself, "lay the flattering unction to one's soul" [Hamlet], catch at a straw, hope against hope, reckon one's chickens before they are hatched., give hope, inspire hope, raise hope, hold out hope; promise, bid fair, augur well, be in a fair way, look up, flatter, tell a flattering tale; raise expectations; encourage, cheer, assure, reassure, buoy up, embolden.
hoping; in hopes; hopeful, confident; secure (certain); sanguine, in good heart, buoyed up, buoyant, elated, flushed, exultant, enthusiastic; heartsome; utopian., unsuspecting, unsuspicious; fearless, free from fear, free from suspicion, free from distrust, free from despair, exempt from fear, exempt from suspicion, exempt from distrust, exempt from despair; undespairing, self reliant., probable, on the high road to; within sight of shore, within sight of land; promising, propitious; of promise, full of promise; of good omen; auspicious, de bon augure; reassuring; encouraging, cheering, inspiriting, looking up, bright, roseate, couleur de rose, rose-colored.
nil desperandum [Horace]; never say die, dum spiro spero, latet scintillula forsan, all is for the best, spero meliora; "the wish being father to the thought" [Henry IV]; "hope told a flattering tale"; rusticus
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|Category:||1. Passive Affections|
cheerfulness; geniality, gayety, l'allegro, cheer, good humor, spirits; high spirits, animal spirits, flow of spirits; glee, high glee, light heart; sunshine of the mind, sunshine of the breast; gaiete de coeur, bon naturel., liveliness; life, alacrity, vivacity, animation, allegresse; jocundity, joviality, jollity; levity; jocularity (wit)., mirth, merriment, hilarity, exhilaration; laughter; merrymaking (amusement); heyday, rejoicing; marriage bell., nepenthe, Euphrosyne., optimism (hopefulness); self complacency; hedonics, hedonism.
be cheerful; have the mind at ease, smile, put a good face upon, keep up one's spirits; view the bright side of the picture, view things en couleur de rose; ridentem dicere virum, cheer up, brighten up, light up, bear up; chirp, take heart, cast away care, drive dull care away, perk up., keep a stiff upper lip., rejoice; carol, chirrup, lilt; frisk, rollick, give a loose to mirth., cheer, enliven, elate, exhilarate, gladden, inspirit, animate, raise the spirits, inspire; perk up; put in good humor; cheer the heart, rejoice the heart; delight (give pleasure).
cheerful; happy; cheery, cheerly; of good cheer, smiling; blithe; in spirits, in good spirits; breezy, bully, chipper [U.S.]; in high spirits, in high feather; happy as the day is long, happy as a king; gay as a lark; allegro; debonair; light, lightsome, lighthearted; buoyant, debonnaire, bright, free and easy, airy; janty, jaunty, canty; hedonic; riant; sprightly, sprightful; spry; spirited, spiritful; lively, animated, vivacious; brisk as a bee; sparkling, sportive; full of play, full of spirit; all alive., sunny, palmy; hopeful., merry as a cricket, merry as a grig, merry as a marriage bell; joyful, joyous, jocund, jovial; jolly as a thrush, jolly as a sandboy; blithesome; gleeful, gleesome; hilarious, rattling., winsome, bonny, hearty, buxom.
"a merry heart goes all the day" [A winter's Tale]; "as merry as the day is long" [Much Ado]; ride si sapis [Martial].
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