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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hopeful  \Hope"ful\,  a. 
  1.  Full  of  hope,  or  agreeable  expectation;  inclined  to  hope; 
  expectant. 
 
  Men  of  their  own  natural  inclination  hopeful  and 
  strongly  conceited.  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  Having  qualities  which  excite  hope;  affording  promise  of 
  good  or  of  success;  as  a  hopeful  youth;  a  hopeful 
  prospect.  ``Hopeful  scholars.''  --Addison.  -- 
  {Hope"ful*ly},  adv  --  {Hope"ful*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hopeful 
  adj  1:  having  or  manifesting  or  inspiring  hope;  "a  line  of  people 
  hopeful  of  obtaining  tickets";  "found  a  hopeful  way  of 
  attacking  the  problem"  [ant:  {hopeless}] 
  2:  presaging  good  fortune;  "she  made  a  fortunate  decision  to  go 
  to  medical  school";  "rosy  predictions"  [syn:  {fortunate}, 
  {rosy}] 
  n  :  an  aspiring  young  person;  "two  executive  hopefuls  joined  the 
  firm";  "the  audience  was  full  of  Madonna  wannabes"  [syn: 
  {aspirant},  {wannabe},  {wannabee}] 




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