Definitions for Hopefulˈhoʊp fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hope•fulˈhoʊp fəl(adj.)

  1. full of hope; expressing hope.

  2. exciting hope; promising advantage or success:

    a hopeful prospect.

  3. (n.)an aspirant.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspirant, aspirer, hopeful, wannabe, wannabee(adj)

    an ambitious and aspiring young person

    "a lofty aspirant"; "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"

  2. hopeful(adj)

    having or manifesting hope

    "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"

  3. bright, hopeful, promising(adj)

    full or promise

    "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"; "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hopeful(adjective)ˈhoʊp fəl

    having a belief or confidence that sth will happen

    We're hopeful that we can win.; not hopeful about the future of our planet


  1. hopeful(Noun)

    Somebody who is hoping for success or victory.

    Several presidential hopefuls are campaigning in New Hampshire this week.

  2. hopeful(Adjective)

    Feeling hope.

  3. hopeful(Adjective)

    Inspiring hope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hopeful(adj)

    full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inclined to hope; expectant

  2. Hopeful(adj)

    having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful prospect


  1. Hopeful

    "Hopeful" is a song by Japanese recording artist Ami Suzuki, taken from her fourth studio album -and first in Avex-, Around the World. The up-tempo, dance-pop song was written by Ami Suzuki and Shunsuke Yazaki.

Translations for Hopeful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(negative unhopeful ) full of hope

The police are hopeful that they will soon find the killer; hopeful faces; He is hopeful of success.

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