hoping

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hope + ing

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA: /həʊpɪŋ/
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Verb[edit]

hoping

  1. Present participle of hope.

Noun[edit]

hoping (plural hopings)

  1. desiring
    • "There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't." — William Trogdon
  2. being optimistic toward
    • "I'm hoping the weather will be sunny tomorrow."

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Adjective[edit]

hoping (comparative more hoping, superlative most hoping)

  1. filled with or inspiring hope (uncommon)
    • "A hoping situation is not yet desolate."

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