Meaning of HOPEFUL in English

— hopefulness , n.

/hohp"feuhl/ , adj.

1. full of hope; expressing hope: His hopeful words stimulated optimism.

2. exciting hope; promising advantage or success: a hopeful prospect.


3. a person who shows promise or aspires to success: the Democratic presidential hopeful.

[ 1560-70; HOPE + -FUL ]

Syn. 1. expectant; sanguine, optimistic, confident.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .