What is another word for hopeful?

Synonyms for hopeful
ˈhoʊp fəlhope·ful

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term hopeful.

Wiktionary

  1. hopefulnoun

    Antonyms:
    desperate, hopeless

  2. hopefuladjective

    Feeling hope.

    Several presidential hopefuls are campaigning in New Hampshire this week.

    Antonyms:
    desperate, hopeless

  3. hopefuladjective

    Antonyms:
    hopeless, desperate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspirant, aspirer, hopeful, wannabe, wannabeeadjective

    an ambitious and aspiring young person

    "a lofty aspirant"; "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"

    Synonyms:
    aspirer, wannabee, aspirant, wannabe

    Antonyms:
    heartsick, insoluble, helpless, inauspicious, futureless, forlorn, lost, hopeless, bleak, despondent, black, despairing, unhopeful, unfortunate, dim, desperate, abject

  2. hopefuladjective

    having or manifesting hope

    "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"

    Synonyms:
    promising, bright

    Antonyms:
    helpless, dim, abject, inauspicious, despairing, futureless, bleak, lost, insoluble, desperate, heartsick, hopeless, unhopeful, forlorn, black, despondent, unfortunate

  3. bright, hopeful, promisingadjective

    full or promise

    "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"; "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"

    Synonyms:
    smart, vivid, promising, shiny, undimmed, bright, shining, brilliant, lustrous, burnished

    Antonyms:
    lost, futureless, bleak, black, unhopeful, dim, hopeless, inauspicious, helpless, abject, unfortunate, heartsick, despondent, forlorn, despairing, insoluble, desperate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hopefuladjective

    Synonyms:
    expectant, optimistic, promising, sanguine

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hopeful":

    promising, optimistic, confident, encouraging, hope, upbeat

How to pronounce hopeful?

How to say hopeful in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#1086hope
#2207smart
#3757bright
#6035brilliant
#7608confident
#7874encouraging
#9756promising
#10810vivid
#12379shining
#13343shiny
#14413optimistic
#17640hopeful
#23693upbeat
#28632wannabe
#39862lustrous
#52276burnished
#80169aspirant
#182974wannabee
#241176undimmed

How to use hopeful in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    I'm glad it passed the House and am hopeful that it will pass the Senate.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    Whatever the issue is, there is one path that is aspirational and hopeful, and there is one path that is negative, and it is not the right path for this country, so here I am.

  3. Steve Bertolino:

    Since the preserve has been closed to the public Chris has not been able to look for Brian in the only place Chris and Roberta Laundrie believe Brian may be, unfortunately North Port police had to postpone Chris' involvement but Chris and Roberta Laundrie are hopeful there will be another opportunity to assist.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    We've made very good progress and I'm very hopeful we can come to an agreement tonight or early tomorrow morning.

  5. White House spokesman Eric Schultz:

    We're hopeful that the Senate and House can work together expeditiously to send the best possible bill to the president's desk as soon as possible.


Translations for hopeful

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for hopeful »

Translation

Find a translation for the hopeful synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"hopeful." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Nov. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/hopeful>.

Discuss these hopeful synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for hopeful?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    A synonym of "kittenish"
    • A. serious
    • B. unplayful
    • C. sober
    • D. frisky

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for hopeful: