Pronunciation of Hopeful
/hˈə͡ʊpfə͡l/, /hˈəʊpfəl/, /h_ˈəʊ_p_f_əl/
Antonyms for hopeful:
Synonyms for hopeful:
Other synonyms and related words:
bright, encouraged, contender, applier, providential, positive, cheering, anticipative, wishful, fortunate, cheerful, heartening, burnished, likely, forward-looking, convincing, bullish, lucky, vivid, propitious, campaigner, aspirer, wannabe, sanguine, hopefully, pregnant, visionary, idealistic, ambitious, trusting, uplifted, anticipant, glad, would-be, wannabee.
optimistic, expectant (adjective)
promising, auspicious (adjective)
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
Usage examples for hopeful:
- " We didn't pay close enough attention to the distance, when we were going the other way; but we'll be out of this in a little while now," came Way's hopeful answer. - "The Auto Boys' Mystery", James A. Braden.
- On my part, Thad, he was saying, quietly but sincerely, I'm getting to be hopeful of Nick. - "The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey", Donald Ferguson.
- Be hopeful, Mr. Blount, as I am. - "The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush", Francis Lynde.