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Adjective: hopeful  howp-ful
  1. Having or manifesting hope
    "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"
     
  2. Full of promise
    "a hopeful new singer on Broadway";
    - bright, promising
Noun: hopeful  howp-ful
  1. An ambitious and aspiring young person
    "two executive hopefuls joined the firm";
    - aspirant, aspirer, wannabe, wannabee

Derived forms: hopefuls

See also: anticipant, anticipative, auspicious, encouraging, expectant, optimistic

Type of: applicant, applier

Antonym: hopeless

Encyclopedia: Hopeful, Georgia