What does pangloss mean?

pangloss in AZ Dictionary

(n) an incurable optimist in a satire by Voltaire

pangloss in Community Dictionary

The philosopher in Voltaire's Candide. He thinks "All is actually for the best within additionally possible worlds." Even as he suffers horribly through the book, he stands by this notion. Because of the end of guide, though, he acknowledges "he asserted it however, but he no further believed it."See also: panglossian by ErnestReport definition

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