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See definition of hopeful on Dictionary.com
  • 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
See also synonyms for: hopefulness / unhopeful
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antonyms for hopeful

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  • apathetic
  • depressed
  • down
  • pessimistic
  • sad
  • unenthusiastic
  • unhappy
  • despairing
  • desperate
  • despondent
  • discouraged
  • fearful
  • low
  • wretched
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How to use hopeful in a sentence

She’s hopeful the project will help us better understand why we don’t talk about sex and sexual health publicly—and, ideally, start to walk back puritanical norms about bodies and appropriateness.
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I believe that we will see a time — I’m hopeful in my daughter’s lifetime and I pray that I’m around to see it — that women are protected in the Constitution.
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Asked to share their approach to an uncertain future, four media executives said they remain hopeful for a partial return this year, but that policies will emphasize patience, caution and flexibility to employees’ varying needs and comfort levels.
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The engineer working on Google Search Console was great, and heard me out, but I didn’t leave that conversation feeling we would see an API any time soon… although I was hopeful we might see one in the future.
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We’re hopeful Johnson & Johnson will recognize they are making this vaccine here in Baltimore and it would be a shame if Baltimoreans didn’t directly benefit from it.
OFFICIALS IN D.C. REGION TRY TO COMBAT VACCINE HESITANCY WHILE SEEKING MORE DOSESJENNA PORTNOY, REBECCA TAN, MICHAEL BRICE-SADDLERFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some execs remain hopeful that this changes in the weeks leading up to Apple’s crackdown on tracking.
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I think everybody — including myself — is hopeful that we’re going to see a drastic reduction in severity of cases when you compare reinfections to a first infection.
HOW CORONAVIRUS VARIANTS MAY DRIVE REINFECTION AND SHAPE VACCINATION EFFORTSERIN GARCIA DE JESUSFEBRUARY 5, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
I’m hopeful that that will get resolved shortly and that both parties or all parties can move forward and the Washington football club can continue to move forward.
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Erie SeaWolves owner Fernando AguirreYet fans remained hopeful despite a year defined by unceasing obstacles.
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Lest his audience be content or hopeful, he drove them feverish with all kinds of fears of enemies, real and perceived.
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