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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]: 
 
  hopefulness 
  n  1:  full  of  hope 
  2:  the  feeling  you  have  when  you  have  hope  [ant:  {hopelessness}] 




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