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Synonyms for hopefulˈhoʊp fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspirant, aspirer, hopeful, wannabe, wannabee(adj)

    an ambitious and aspiring young person

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

    aspirer, hopeful, wannabee, aspirant, wannabe

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

  2. hopeful(adj)

    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, promising(adj)

    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, hopeful, 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


  1. hopeful(noun)

    desperate, hopeless

  2. hopeful(adjective)

    Feeling hope.

    desperate, hopeless

  3. hopeful(adjective)

    Inspiring hope.

    hopeless, desperate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

promising, optimistic, confident, encouraging, hope, upbeat

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