promising

adjective

Definition of promising

  1. :  full of promise :  likely to succeed or to yield good results <a promising new medicine>

promisingly

play \-siŋ-lē\ 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>

1597

First Known Use of promising

1597


PROMISING Defined for English Language Learners

promising

adjective

Definition of promising for English Language Learners

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


PROMISING Defined for Kids

promising

adjective prom·is·ing \ˈprä-mə-siŋ\

Definition of promising for Students

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



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