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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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noun [uncountable]


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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