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  Definition of Hopeful
  1. an ambitious and aspiring young person; "a lofty aspirant"; "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"
  2. presaging good fortune; "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions"
  3. having or manifesting or inspiring hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"
Similar Words: aspirant, aspirer, wannabe, wannabee, fortunate, rosy

 

See Also: encouraging, optimistic

 

Derivational Morphology: draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for

 

 
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