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Definition of "hopeful" []

  • Having or manifesting hope. (adjective)
  • Inspiring hope; promising. (adjective)
  • A person who aspires to success or who shows promise of succeeding, especially as a political candidate: a group of presidential hopefuls. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hopeful" in a sentence
  • "I don't listen to their music but I love them all … I'll miss Eric's acting! jean eric oppa, fighting!!!! will be awaiting for your return~~ in these two years, i will will definitely be saving up $$ to be at the legendary shinhwa reunion concert * hopeful hopeful*"
  • "Facebook tells us the amount of people using the term hopeful in their Facebook status has increased diabetically (ph) over the past couple of months."
  • "Rose's Bulls may not have the makings of a contender without some assembly required, but they could cut the run of another title hopeful short."