Definitions for hopeful

Definitions for (noun) hopeful

Main entry: wannabe, wannabee, aspirant, aspirer, hopeful

Definition: an ambitious and aspiring young person

Usage: a lofty aspirant; two executive hopefuls joined the firm; the audience was full of Madonna wannabes

Definitions for (adj) hopeful

Main entry: promising, hopeful, bright

Definition: full or promise

Usage: had a bright future in publishing; the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career; a hopeful new singer on Broadway

Main entry: hopeful

Definition: having or manifesting hope

Usage: a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets; found a hopeful way of attacking the problem

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