promising


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prom·is·ing

 (prŏm′ĭ-sĭng)
adj.
Likely to develop in a desirable manner.

prom′is·ing·ly adv.

promising

(ˈprɒmɪsɪŋ) or

promiseful

adj
showing promise of favourable development or future success
ˈpromisingly adv

prom•is•ing

(ˈprɒm ə sɪŋ)

adj.
giving favorable promise; likely to turn out well.
[1505–15]
prom′is•ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.promising - showing possibility of achievement or excellence; "a promising young man"
likely - has a good chance of being the case or of coming about; "these services are likely to be available to us all before long"; "she is likely to forget"; "a likely place for a restaurant"; "the broken limb is likely to fall"; "rain is likely"; "a likely topic for investigation"; "likely candidates for the job"
2.promising - 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"

promising

adjective
2. talented, able, gifted, rising, likely, up-and-coming one of the school's brightest and most promising pupils

promising

adjective
1. Showing great promise:
Idiom: on the way up.
2. Inspiring confidence or hope:
Translations
وَاعَدواعِدٌ، مُبَشِّرٌ بالخَيْر والنَّجاح
slibný
lovende
lupaava
obećavajući
efnilegur
将来有望な
전도 유망한
obetajoč
lovande
มีอนาคตดี
geleceği parlakümit verenümit verici
nhiều hứa hẹn

promising

[ˈprɒmɪsɪŋ] ADJ [student] → prometedor; [future, prospect] → esperanzador, halagüeño
a promising young manun joven que promete
two promising candidatesdos candidatos buenos
it doesn't look very promisingno promete mucho, no parece muy prometedor

promising

[ˈprɒmɪsɪŋ] adj
[result, situation] → prometteur/euse
[student, player, artist] → prometteur/euse
a promising player → un joueur prometteur

promising

adjvielversprechend; that sounds promisingdas klingt vielversprechend; so far the signs are not promisingbislang sind die Anzeichen nicht vielversprechend

promising

[ˈprɒmɪsɪŋ] adjpromettente
it doesn't look promising → non sembra promettente
the future is promising → il futuro promette bene

promise

(ˈpromis) verb
1. to say, or give one's word (that one will, or will not, do something etc). I promise (that) I won't be late; I promise not to be late; I won't be late, I promise (you)!
2. to say or give one's assurance that one will give. He promised me a new dress.
3. to show signs of future events or developments. This situation promises well for the future.
noun
1. something promised. He made a promise; I'll go with you – that's a promise!
2. a sign of future success. She shows great promise in her work.
ˈpromising adjective
showing promise; likely to be good. She's a promising pianist; Her work is promising.

promising

وَاعَد slibný lovende vielversprechend υποσχόμενος prometedor lupaava prometteur obećavajući promettente 将来有望な 전도 유망한 veelbelovend lovende obiecujący prometedor обещающий lovande มีอนาคตดี ümit veren nhiều hứa hẹn 有希望的
References in classic literature ?
A universal favorite, thanks to money, manners, much talent, and the kindest heart that ever got its owner into scrapes by trying to get other people out of them, he stood in great danger of being spoiled, and probably would have been, like many another promising boy, if he had not possessed a talisman against evil in the memory of the kind old man who was bound up in his success, the motherly friend who watched over him as if he were her son, and last, but not least by any means, the knowledge that four innocent girls loved, admired, and believed in him with all their hearts.
This promising beginning was soon overcast with a cloud of adversity; for upon the tenth day of October, the rear of our company was attacked by a number of Indians, who killed six, and wounded one man.
The chief tragic event of the old man's life, so far as I could judge, was his mishap with a certain goose, which lived and died some twenty or forty years ago: a goose of most promising figure, but which, at table, proved so inveterately tough, that the carving-knife would make no impression on its carcase, and it could only be divided with an axe and handsaw.
If ever I should wish for a retreat whither I might steal from the world and its distractions, and dream quietly away the remnant of a troubled life, I know of none more promising than this little valley.
Upon this, I told him that whaling was my own design, and informed him of my intention to sail out of Nantucket, as being the most promising port for an adventurous whaleman to embark from.
Now when these poor sun-burnt mariners, bare-footed, and with their trowsers rolled high up on their eely legs, had wearily hauled their fat fish high and dry, promising themselves a good 150 pounds from the precious oil and bone; and in fantasy sipping rare tea with their wives, and good ale with their cronies, upon the strength of their respective shares; up steps a very learned and most Christian and charitable gentleman, with a copy of Blackstone under his arm; and laying it upon the whale's head, he says -- Hands off
And meantime, agents of the packers were gathering gangs of Negroes in the country districts of the far South, promising them five dollars a day and board, and being careful not to mention there was a strike; already carloads of them were on the way, with special rates from the railroads, and all traffic ordered out of the way.
There's millions of people down there on earth that are promising themselves the same thing.
It was at this juncture that Clara Belle and Susan Simpson consulted Rebecca, who threw herself solidly and wholeheartedly into the enterprise, promising her help and that of Emma Jane Perkins.
Elton's very promising attachment was likely to add.
Fortunately he had a younger brother who was more promising.
He told me of Catherine's illness, and accused my brother of causing it promising that I should be Edgar's proxy in suffering, till he could get hold of him.