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hope·ful

hopeful

 
pronunciation:
hop fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: showing or feeling hope.
She had hopeful thoughts about passing the test.
synonyms:
optimistic
antonyms:
hopeless
similar words:
confident
definition 2: showing that something hoped for will happen.
Melting snow is a hopeful sign of spring coming soon.
synonyms:
encouraging, favorable, promising
antonyms:
grim, hopeless
similar words:
positive, rosy
derivation: hopefulness (n.)
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