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 ?
Why, it's like keeping a condemned criminal for six months with the rope round his neck, promising him perhaps death, perhaps mercy.
Philosophers have asserted for centuries that the solemn act of promising provides a bond between the promisor and promisee that normally should be honored (Oakley & Lynch, 2000).
Members of Congress and Schwarzenegger are now promising to fight to keep California military facilities open.
No one is promising that citizens will lower their expectations anytime soon.
In 2000, McMahon and his colleagues reported promising results after giving rodents a protein called glial-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF).
In Promising Language Randall Craig explores the concept of the promise and its linguistic and social significance in the Victorian novel.
1) She offers examples that appear to show that the moral significance of promising can be nefariously exploited.
What the person promising said, what the disclaimant understood and the motive for disclaiming were relevant in making this finding.
By promising cash, cars, jewelry, and other prizes, unscrupulous telemarketers have fleeced millions of people out of their hard-earned savings.
When Denny Hansen left Yale, he might have seemed the complete fulfillment of what it meant to be promising.
Is the warranty promising to 'repair leaks,' to keep the roof in a 'water tight condition,' or to keep the roof 'free from defects in material or workmanship.
However, Democratic respondents indicated a lower level of promise, with 12% finding the research "very promising," 28% "promising," and 46% "somewhat promising.