: likely to succeed or to be good : full of promise
Examples of PROMISING
- The neighborhood didn't look very promising.
- <a promising writer who just may write the great American novel someday>
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Related to PROMISING
- auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, likely, optimistic, hopeful, propitious, roseate, rose-colored, rosy, upbeat
- bleak, dark, depressing, desperate, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, downbeat, dreary, gloomy, hopeless, inauspicious, pessimistic, unencouraging, unlikely, unpromising, unpropitious
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