Hopeful

Definition of Hopeful

Hope´ful
a.1.Full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inclined to hope; expectant.
Men of their own natural inclination hopeful and strongly conceited.
- Hooker.
2.Having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful prospect.

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