hopeful

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Etymology[edit]

hope +‎ -ful

Adjective[edit]

hopeful (comparative more hopeful, superlative most hopeful)

  1. Feeling hope.
    I have been very hopeful.
    I am hopeful that I will recover from the disease.
  2. Inspiring hope.

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Noun[edit]

hopeful (plural hopefuls)

  1. Somebody who is hoping for success or victory.
    Several presidential hopefuls are campaigning in New Hampshire this week.