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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"
       Synonyms: aspirant aspirer wannabe wannabee


  1. having or manifesting or inspiring hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"
       Antonyms: hopeless
  2. presaging good fortune; "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions"
       Synonyms: fortunate rosy

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