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hopeful

adjective

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  1. 1 having qualities which inspire hope economists are offering a hopeful forecast for a healthy economy in the coming year Synonyms of hopeful auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, likely, optimistic, promising, propitious, roseate, rose-colored, rosy, upbeat Words Related to hopeful cheering, comforting, reassuring, soothing; assured, confident, decisive, doubtless, positive, sure, unhesitating; beamish, bullish, eupeptic; favorable, good Near Antonyms of hopeful cheerless, comfortless; doubtful, dubious, uncertain; bearish, grim, negative, unfavorable; funereal, glum, gray (also grey), miserable, wretched Antonyms of hopeful bleak, dark, depressing, desperate, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, downbeat, dreary, gloomy, hopeless, inauspicious, pessimistic, unencouraging, unlikely, unpromising, unpropitious

  2. 2 pointing toward a happy outcome in a hopeful response to the ad, several people called to say they'd seen our lost cat Synonyms of hopeful auspicious, bright, encouraging, golden, heartening, favorable, promising, propitiousWords Related to hopeful fortunate, fortuitous, happy, lucky, providential; advantageous, beneficial, profitable, prosperous, salutaryNear Antonyms of hopeful unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky; calamitous, catastrophic, disastrous, fatal, ruinous; baleful, dark, dire, direful, doomy, foreboding, gloomy, ill, ill-boding, menacing, minatory, ominous, portentous, sinister, threateningAntonyms of hopeful dim, discouraging, disheartening, futureless, hopeless, inauspicious, unfavorable, unpromising, unpropitious


hopeful

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hopeful

  1. one who seeks an office, honor, position, or award the three mayoral hopefuls are going to debate on local TV Synonyms of hopeful applicant, applier, aspirant, campaigner, contender, expectant, candidate, prospect, seekerWords Related to hopeful competitor, contestant, entrant, entry, favorite, qualifier; dark horse, spoiler, stalking horse; crown prince, favorite son; claimant, pretender; nominee, running mateNear Antonyms of hopeful incumbent, officeholder; awardee, honoree, inductee; dropoutAntonyms of hopeful noncandidate


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