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Synonyms for hopeful
ˈhoʊp fəlhope·ful

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  1. hopefulnoun

    desperate, hopeless

  2. hopefuladjective

    Feeling hope.

    Several presidential hopefuls are campaigning in New Hampshire this week.

    desperate, hopeless

  3. hopefuladjective

    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"

    aspirer, wannabee, aspirant, wannabe

    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"

    promising, bright

    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"

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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hopefuladjective

    expectant, optimistic, promising, sanguine

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hopeful":

    promising, optimistic, confident, encouraging, hope, upbeat

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  1. Soriya Dasir:

    They are very tired, but they are happy and hopeful.

  2. Yoshihide Suga:

    The global pandemic has been a tougher one than we expected, but I’m hopeful we can overcome this, for this to happen, I must ask citizens to endure life with some restrictions.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    I am hopeful, although I have no commitment yet, that we will be back at it, that I'll have a team in Pyongyang in the next couple weeks, i'm continuing to work to find those places where there's a shared interest.

  4. Anthony Geary:

    It's enjoying a bit of a resurgence, it was scary there for two or three years when every thing was being canceled. The network thought that talk shows should take over because people weren't going to be interested in soaps. But there has been a resurgence and I think that's hopeful sign.

  5. Christy Cole:

    For our family, religion is a deeply private matter, and school officials have no business interfering with my daughter's personal religious beliefs, i don't want any student to have to go through what my daughter did, and I'm hopeful that because of this agreement, no student will.

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