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adjective hopeful pronunciation in American English /ˈhoʊpfəl/

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  1. 1
    believing that something will happen the way you want it to

    We resumed negotiations but we're not very hopeful.

    hopeful that:

    In spite of our differences, we remain hopeful that a solution can be found.

    hopeful of:

    The board is quite hopeful of securing further investment.

    1. a.
      giving you reason to believe that something will happen the way you want it to

      We really wanted tickets for tomorrow night but it's not looking very hopeful.

      His quick recovery from the treatment was a hopeful development.

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