Antonyms for hopehoʊp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hope(noun)

    a specific instance of feeling hopeful

    Antonyms:
    despair

    Synonyms:
    promise

  2. hope(noun)

    the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled

    Antonyms:
    despair

    Synonyms:
    promise

  3. promise, hope(noun)

    grounds for feeling hopeful about the future

    Antonyms:
    despair

    Synonyms:
    hope, promise

  4. hope(noun)

    someone (or something) on which expectations are centered

    Antonyms:
    despair

    Synonyms:
    promise

  5. Hope, Bob Hope, Leslie Townes Hope(noun)

    United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)

    Antonyms:
    despair

    Synonyms:
    promise

  6. hope(verb)

    one of the three Christian virtues

    Antonyms:
    despair

    Synonyms:
    promise

  7. hope, trust, desire(verb)

    expect and wish

    Antonyms:
    despair

    Synonyms:
    rely, entrust, hope, commit, believe, bank, intrust, go for, trust, desire, swear, confide, want

  8. hope(verb)

    be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes

    Antonyms:
    despair

    Synonyms:
    trust, desire, go for

  9. hope, go for(verb)

    intend with some possibility of fulfilment

    Antonyms:
    despair

    Synonyms:
    try for, hope, take to, fancy, consent, accept, go for, apply, trust, desire, hold

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. hope

    To anticipate may be either to take before in fact or to take before in thought; in the former sense it is allied with prevent; in the latter, with the synonyms above given. This is coming to be the prevalent and favorite use. We expect that which we have good reason to believe will happen; as, a boy expects to grow to manhood. We hope for that which we much desire and somewhat expect. We apprehend what we both expect and fear. Anticipate is commonly used now, like foretaste, of that which we expect both with confidence and pleasure. In this use it is a stronger word than hope, where often "the wish is father to the thought." I hope for a visit from my friend, tho I have no word from him; I expect it when he writes that he is coming; and as the time draws near I anticipate it with pleasure. Compare ABIDE; PREVENT.

    Antonyms:
    despair of, distrust, doubt, doubt, dread, fear, recall, recollect, remember

    Synonyms:
    anticipate, apprehend, expect, forecast, foretaste, look forward to

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