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hopeful

[ hohp-fuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF hopeful
  • adj.optimistic, expectant
  • adj.promising, auspicious

Synonyms for hopeful

  • buoyant
  • cheerful
  • comfortable
  • confident
  • eager
  • enthusiastic
  • rosy
  • sanguine
  • trusting
  • upbeat
  • calm
  • content
  • faithful
  • high
  • anticipating
  • anticipative
  • assured
  • at ease
  • blithe
  • elated
  • emboldened
  • expecting
  • forward-looking
  • hoping
  • inspirited
  • keeping the faith
  • lighthearted
  • looking forward to
  • reassured
  • rose-colored
  • satisfied
  • serene
  • trustful
  • unflagging
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Antonyms for hopeful

  • apathetic
  • depressed
  • disinterested
  • down
  • heavy
  • hopeless
  • pale
  • pessimistic
  • sad
  • unenthusiastic
  • unhappy
  • upset
  • despairing
  • desperate
  • despondent
  • discouraged
  • fearful
  • gloomy
  • inauspicious
  • low
  • pointless
  • unpromising
  • wretched
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOPEFUL

We are bound to be hopeful, nor wrong our great-hearted father.

One of whom she had been hopeful, had disappeared—it was supposed with another man's wife.

She leaned over and kissed her father in a hopeful, pretty way.

Here the Union men were hopeful, but the news from the East was bad.

When that is removed, I am hopeful that we can take him without bloodshed.

He did not quite know how he was going to manage it, but he was hopeful still.

"I ain't as hopeful as I was a week ago," he admitted mildly.

Tip had turned his liberty to hopeful account by becoming a billiard-marker.

But the groans of the dying men were mingled still with hopeful cries.

The people are aroused and are united; some are hopeless, some hopeful.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from hope + -ful. As a noun, "one on whom hopes are set," from 1720. Related: Hopefulness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HOPEFUL

Panglossian

adjectiveoptimistic
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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