What does hopeful mean?

Definitions for hopeful
ˈhoʊp fəlhope·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspirant, aspirer, hopeful, wannabe, wannabeeadjective

    an ambitious and aspiring young person

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

  2. hopefuladjective

    having or manifesting hope

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

  3. bright, hopeful, promisingadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. hopefulnoun

    Somebody who is hoping for success or victory.

    Several presidential hopefuls are campaigning in New Hampshire this week.

  2. hopefuladjective

    Feeling hope.

  3. hopefuladjective

    Inspiring hope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hopefuladjective

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

  2. Hopefuladjective

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

Freebase

  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.

How to pronounce hopeful?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hopeful in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hopeful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hopeful in a Sentence

  1. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley:

    I am hopeful and confident that very capable public servants with a desire to serve in the Senate will step up as candidates for this important office, i will not be one of them.

  2. James Logan:

    Our previous work has shown that malaria has a distinctive odor, and with Medical Detection Dogs, we successfully trained Medical Detection Dogs to accurately detect malaria, this, combined with the knowledge that respiratory disease can change body odor, makes us hopeful that Medical Detection Dogs can also detect COVID-19.

  3. David Valadao:

    Like so many family dairy farms across the country, burdensome government regulations made it impossible for the operation to remain open, while this has been an especially difficult experience, I remain hopeful that sharing my story will help those going through similar situations. This is exactly why I ran for Congress -- to give agriculture communities across the nation a voice in Washington.

  4. Andrew Schneider:

    What are man and woman if not members of two very different and warring tribes Yet decade after decade, century after century, they attempt in marriage to reconcile and forge a union. Why I don't know. Biological imperative Divine law Or just a desire to connect to that mysterious other In any case, it's always struck me as a hopeful thing.

  5. Chris Richardson:

    Sometimes you saw outside groups wanting change but State saying no, or the White House wanting change, but nobody else, but for the first time in almost 100 years, outside groups, people within State, the White House and Congress all want reform. I've never seen it before... that makes me hopeful.

Images & Illustrations of hopeful

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