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hope·ful

 (hōp′fəl)
adj.
1. Having or manifesting hope.
2. Inspiring hope; promising.
n.
A person who aspires to success or who shows promise of succeeding, especially as a political candidate: a group of presidential hopefuls.

hope′ful·ness n.

hopeful

(ˈhəʊpfʊl)
adj
1. having or expressing hope
2. giving or inspiring hope; promising
n
a person considered to be on the brink of success (esp in the phrase a young hopeful)
ˈhopefulness n

hope•ful

(ˈhoʊp fəl)

adj.
1. full of hope; expressing hope.
2. exciting hope; promising advantage or success: a hopeful prospect.
n.
3. an aspirant.
[1560–70]
hope′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hopeful - an ambitious and aspiring young personhopeful - an ambitious and aspiring young person; "a lofty aspirant"; "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"
applicant, applier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
Adj.1.hopeful - having or manifesting hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"
encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
optimistic - expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds; "in an optimistic mood"; "optimistic plans"; "took an optimistic view"
hopeless - without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"
2.hopeful - full or promise; "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"; "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"
auspicious - auguring favorable circumstances and good luck; "an auspicious beginning for the campaign"

hopeful

adjective
2. promising, encouraging, bright, reassuring, cheerful, rosy, heartening, auspicious, propitious hopeful forecasts that the economy will improve
promising depressing, discouraging, unpromising, disheartening

hopeful

adjective
Inspiring confidence or hope:
noun
1. One who aspires:
2. A person who applies for or seeks something, such as a job or position:
Translations
آمِلمُفْعَم بالأَمَل، مُؤَمَّلٌمَليء بالأمَلموحٍ بالأمَل
nadějnýplný nadějeslibný
forhåbningsfuldhåbefuldlovende
toiveikas
optimističan
reménykedőreményteljes
vænlegurvongóîur
希望が持てる
희망적인
plný nádeje
poln upanja
hoppfull
มีความหวัง
umutluiyimserümit vericiümit verici/doluümitli
đầy hy vọng

hopeful

[ˈhəʊpfʊl]
A. ADJ
1. (= optimistic) [person] → esperanzado, optimista; [face] → esperanzado, lleno de esperanza
groups of beggars made hopeful sorties towards the touristsgrupos de mendigos se dirigían esperanzados hacia los turistas
he gave the engine a hopeful kickle dio al motor una patada con la esperanza de que eso lo hiciese funcionar
I'll ask her, but I'm not too hopefulle preguntaré, pero no me hago demasiadas ilusiones or no tengo muchas esperanzas
to be hopeful thattener esperanzas de que, esperar que + subjun
to be hopeful about sthtener esperanzas con respecto a algo
in the hopeful anticipation thatcon la esperanza de que ...
ever hopeful, he never gave up the fightcon las esperanzas intactas, nunca abandonó la lucha
to feel hopefulsentirse optimista
I am hopeful of a positive outcometengo esperanzas de que las cosas salgan bien
to be hopeful of doing sthtener esperanzas de hacer algo, esperar poder hacer algo
2. (= promising) [sign, future, news] → esperanzador(a), prometedor(a)
B. Naspirante mf
presidential hopefulsaspirantes mpl a la presidencia
he enjoys his job as football coach to young hopefulsdisfruta entrenando a jóvenes promesas del fútbol

hopeful

[ˈhəʊpfʊl]
adj
[person] → plein(e) d'espoir
I'm hopeful → Je suis plein d'espoir.
to be hopeful that → avoir bon espoir que
I'm hopeful that she'll manage to come → J'ai bon espoir qu'elle puisse venir.
to be hopeful of doing sth → avoir bon espoir de faire qch
He's hopeful of winning → Il a bon espoir de gagner.
[sign, prospect, situation] → encourageant(e)
The prospects look hopeful → Les perspectives semblent encourageantes.
n
young hopeful (ambitious)jeune ambitieux/euse m/f; (thought likely to succeed)jeune espoir m

hopeful

adj
person, face, actionhoffnungsvoll; he was still hopeful (that …)er machte sich (dat)immer noch Hoffnungen(, dass …); I am hopeful (that) this misunderstanding will be rectifiedich habe die Hoffnung, dass dieses Missverständnis aufgeklärt wird; people hopeful of obtaining the few tickets available were all disappointedLeute, die sich auf die wenigen erhältlichen Karten Hoffnungen machten, wurden alle enttäuscht; they weren’t very hopefulsie hatten keine große Hoffnung; the doctor was not very hopefulder Arzt war nicht sehr zuversichtlich; they are hopeful about the negotiationssie setzen Hoffnungen in die Verhandlungen; he was feeling more hopefuler war optimistischer; don’t be too hopefulmachen Sie sich (dat)keine zu großen Hoffnungen; they continue to be hopefulsie hoffen weiter, sie geben die Hoffnung nicht auf; you’re (being) hopeful! (iro)du bist vielleicht ein Optimist! (inf)
(= promising) futurevielversprechend; newspositiv; forecastoptimistisch; it is not a hopeful sign for the futurees ist kein gutes Zeichen für die Zukunft
n (= aspirant)Anwärter(in) m(f); (= applicant)Bewerber(in) m(f); (= candidate)Kandidat(in) m(f); presidential hopefulsAnwärter plauf die Präsidentschaft; our Olympic hopefulsunsere olympischen Hoffnungen; a young hopeful (seems likely to succeed) → eine junge Hoffnung; (hopes to succeed) → ein hoffnungsvoller junger Mensch

hopeful

[ˈhəʊpfʊl]
1. adj (person) → ottimista m/f, pieno/a di speranza, fiducioso/a; (future, situation) → promettente; (sign, response) → incoraggiante, buono/a (before n)
I'm hopeful that she'll manage to come → ho buone speranze che venga
2. n a young hopefulun(a) giovane m/f di belle speranze

hope

(həup) verb
to want something to happen and have some reason to believe that it will or might happen. He's very late, but we are still hoping he will come; I hope to be in London next month; We're hoping for some help from other people; It's unlikely that he'll come now, but we keep on hoping; `Do you think it will rain?' `I hope so/not'.
noun
1. (any reason or encouragement for) the state of feeling that what one wants will or might happen. He has lost all hope of becoming the president; He came to see me in the hope that I would help him; He has hopes of winning a scholarship; The rescuers said there was no hope of finding anyone alive in the mine.
2. a person, thing etc that one is relying on for help etc. He's my last hope – there is no-one else I can ask.
3. something hoped for. My hope is that he will get married and settle down soon.
ˈhopeful adjective
1. (negative unhopeful) full of hope. The police are hopeful that they will soon find the killer; hopeful faces; He is hopeful of success.
2. giving a reason or encouragement for hope. That's a hopeful sign – perhaps he is going to change his mind after all.
3. likely to be pleasant, successful etc. The future looks quite hopeful.
ˈhopefulness noun
ˈhopefully adverb
1. in a hopeful way. The dog looked hopefully at the joint of meat.
2. it is to be hoped that. Hopefully, that will never happen.
ˈhopeless adjective
1. not likely to be successful. It's hopeless to try to persuade him; a hopeless attempt; The future looks hopeless.
2. (with at) not good. I'm a hopeless housewife; He's hopeless at French.
3. unable to be stopped, cured etc. The doctors considered the patient's case hopeless; He's a hopeless liar/idiot.
ˈhopelessly adverb
ˈhopelessness noun
hope against hope
to continue hoping when there is no (longer any) reason for hope.
hope for the best
to hope that something will succeed, that nothing bad will happen etc.
not (have) a hope
(to be) completely unlikely (to succeed in something). He hasn't a hope of getting the job; `Will he get the job?' `Not a hope!'
raise someone's hopes
to cause someone to hope, usually when there is no good reason to.

hopeful

آمِل nadějný forhåbningsfuld hoffnungsvoll αισιόδοξος esperanzado toiveikas optimiste optimističan speranzoso 希望が持てる 희망적인 hoopvol forventningsfull pełny nadziei esperançoso надеющийся hoppfull มีความหวัง umutlu đầy hy vọng 有希望的
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Yet I was hopeful, and though, as it turned out, he was busily engaged in talking to Thedosei Ivanovitch, I walked up to him from behind, and plucked at his sleeve.
Read it when you are sad or happy or lonely or discouraged or hopeful," he said gravely.
Leslie looked at them--youthful, hopeful, happy, typifying all she had missed and must forever miss.
It mattered not that they made him sea-sick--he made no account of this inconvenience; and, whilst his body was writhing under their effects, his spirit bounded with hopeful exultation.
Yet even now Tess felt the pulse of hopeful like still warm within her; she might be happy in some nook which had no memories.
While I was still hard at work sharpening my faculties and disciplining my energies in this way, an accident befell the doctor, on the possibility of which I had not dared to calculate, even in my most hopeful moments.
In thee still liveth also the unrealisedness of my youth; and as life and youth sittest thou here hopeful on the yellow ruins of graves.
If something very pleasant should happen now, we should think it a delightful month," said Beth, who took a hopeful view of everything, even November.