Taxonomy vs Pollyannaish - What's the difference?
As a noun taxonomy
is the science or the technique used to make a classification.
As an adjective pollyannaish is
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.
* alpha taxonomy
* folk taxonomy
* scientific taxonomy
* , Pollyannaish
* 2000 June, (Nicholas Rescher), “
Optimalism and Axiological Metaphysics]” in [[w:Review of Metaphysics, The Review of Metaphysics] LIII, ? 4, § iii, page 819:
* 2012 December 25, Victor Mair, “
- Accordingly the objection “Is not optimalism simply too Pollyanna-ish to be plausible?” can be met effectively.
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.