promising

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

promising (comparative more promising, superlative most promising)

  1. Showing promise, and likely to develop in a desirable fashion.
  2. Encouraging and inspiring confidence.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

promising

  1. Present participle of promise.

Noun[edit]

promising (plural promisings)

  1. The act of making a promise.
    • 1992, Judith Jarvis Thomson, The Realm of Rights (page 299)
      So it cannot be supposed that promisings differ from other word-givings in that a word-giver makes a promise only if he or she uses the locution "I promise".