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Definition 1: an ambitious and aspiring young person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where hopeful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for hopeful in the sense of this definition

(hopeful is a kind of ...) a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission

Definition 2: having or manifesting hope - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where hopeful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(hopeful is similar to ...) marked by eager anticipation

"an expectant hush"

(means also ...) giving courage or confidence or hope

"encouraging advances in medical research"

(means also ...) expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds

"in an optimistic mood" "optimistic plans" "took an optimistic view"

Definition 3: likely to turn out well in the future - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where hopeful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for hopeful in the sense of this definition

(hopeful is similar to ...) auguring favorable circumstances and good luck

"an auspicious beginning for the campaign"

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