: likely to succeed or to be good : full of promise

Full Definition of PROMISING

:  full of promise :  likely to succeed or to yield good results <a promising new medicine>
prom·is·ing·ly \-siŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of PROMISING

  1. The neighborhood didn't look very promising.
  2. <a promising writer who just may write the great American novel someday>

First Known Use of PROMISING

PROMISINGLY Defined for Kids


adjective prom·is·ing \ˈprä-mə-siŋ\

Definition of PROMISING for Kids

:  likely to turn out well or be good <a promising start>


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