Hopeful



[hohp-fuh l] /ˈhoʊp fəl/

adjective
1.
full of ; expressing :
His hopeful words stimulated optimism.
2.
exciting ; promising advantage or success:
a hopeful prospect.
noun
3.
a person who shows promise or aspires to success:
the Democratic presidential hopeful.
/ˈhəʊpfʊl/
adjective
1.
having or expressing hope
2.
giving or inspiring hope; promising
noun
3.
a person considered to be on the brink of success (esp in the phrase a young hopeful)
adj.

c.1200, from hope + -ful. As a noun, “one on whom hopes are set,” from 1720. Related: Hopefulness.

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