Meaning of HOPEFUL in English

adj. & n.

adj. 1 feeling hope. 2 causing or inspiring hope. 3 likely to succeed, promising.

n. (in full young hopeful) 1 a person likely to succeed. 2 iron. a person likely to be disappointed. hopefulness n.

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.