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Meaning of HOPEFUL

Pronunciation:  'howpful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an ambitious and aspiring young person; "a lofty aspirant"; "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"
  2. [adj]  presaging good fortune; "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions"
  3. [adj]  having or manifesting or inspiring hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"
 

HOPEFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: anticipant, anticipative, aspirant, aspirant, aspirer, aspiring(p), auspicious, expectant, fortunate, rosy, wannabe, wannabee, wishful, would-be(a)
 
 Antonyms: hopeless
 
 See Also: applicant, applier, encouraging, optimistic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hope"ful\, a.
1. Full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inclined to hope;
   expectant.

         Men of their own natural inclination hopeful and
         strongly conceited.                   --Hooker.

2. Having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of
   good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful
   prospect. ``Hopeful scholars.'' --Addison. --
   {Hope"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Hope"ful*ness}, n.

 
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