Taxonomy vs Pollyannaish - What's the difference?

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As a noun taxonomy

is the science or the technique used to make a classification.

As an adjective pollyannaish is

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taxonomy

Noun

(taxonomies)
  • The science or the technique used to make a classification.
  • A classification; especially , a classification in a hierarchical system.
  • (taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
  • Synonyms

    * alpha taxonomy

    Derived terms

    * folk taxonomy * scientific taxonomy

    See also

    * classification * rank * taxon * domain * kingdom * subkingdom * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * class * subclass * infraclass * superorder * order * suborder * infraorder * parvorder * superfamily * family * subfamily * genus * species * subspecies * superregnum * regnum * subregnum * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * classis * subclassis * infraclassis * superordo * ordo * subordo * infraordo * taxon * superfamilia * familia * subfamilia * ontology

    pollyannaish

    English

    Alternative forms

    * , Pollyannaish *

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (pejorative) .
  • * 2000 June, (Nicholas Rescher), “ Optimalism and Axiological Metaphysics]” in [[w:Review of Metaphysics, The Review of Metaphysics] LIII, ? 4, § iii, page 819:
  • Accordingly the objection “Is not optimalism simply too Pollyanna-ish to be plausible?” can be met effectively.
  • * 2012 December 25, Victor Mair, “ Chinese character of the year: mèng ? (‘dream’)”, Language Log :
  • Even long before this choice of character of the year was made, critics were complaining about the [Chinese] government’s Pollyannaish touting of mèng , saying that the dreams of most people were in vain.