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promising

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of promising

  1. 1 having qualities which inspire hope a promising writer who just may write the great American novel someday Synonyms of promising auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, likely, optimistic, hopeful, propitious, roseate, rose-colored, rosy, upbeatWords Related to promising cheering, comforting, reassuring, soothing; assured, confident, decisive, doubtless, positive, sure, unhesitating; beamish, bullish, eupeptic; favorable, goodNear Antonyms of promising cheerless, comfortless; doubtful, dubious, uncertain; bearish, grim, negative, unfavorable; funereal, glum, gray (also grey), miserable, wretchedAntonyms of promising bleak, dark, depressing, desperate, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, downbeat, dreary, gloomy, hopeless, inauspicious, pessimistic, unencouraging, unlikely, unpromising, unpropitious

  2. 2 pointing toward a happy outcome all the signs for the new business are promising Synonyms of promising auspicious, bright, encouraging, golden, heartening, hopeful, favorable, propitiousWords Related to promising fortunate, fortuitous, happy, lucky, providential; advantageous, beneficial, profitable, prosperous, salutaryNear Antonyms of promising 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 promising dim, discouraging, disheartening, futureless, hopeless, inauspicious, unfavorable, unpromising, unpropitious



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