promising

adjective prom·is·ing \ ˈprä-mə-siŋ \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of promising

: full of promise : likely to succeed or to yield good results
  • a promising new medicine

promisingly

adverb

Examples of promising in a Sentence

  1. The neighborhood didn't look very promising.

  2. a promising writer who just may write the great American novel someday

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Definition of promising for English Language Learners

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


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adjective prom·is·ing \ ˈprä-mə-siŋ \

Definition of promising for Students

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


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