promising

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promising (comparative more promising, superlative most promising)

  1. Showing promise, and likely to develop in a desirable fashion.
    • 2015, M. Zeraati, S. M. Vaez Allaei, I. Abdolhosseini Sarsari, M. Pourfath, D. Donadio, “Highly Anistoropic Thermal Conductivity of Arsenene: An ab initio Study”, in arXiv[1]:
      The obtained low and anisotropic thermal conductivity, and feasibility of synthesis, in addition to other reports on high electron mobility, make arsenene a promising material for a variety of applications, including thermal management and thermoelectric devices..
    a promising young apprentice
  2. Encouraging and inspiring confidence.

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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".