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hopefuladjective

uk   /ˈhəʊp.fəl/  us   /ˈhoʊp-/
B1 having hope: He was hopeful about the outcome of the meeting. They were hopeful of a successful agreement. I'm hopeful (that) we can reach a compromise.C2 giving hope: The green shoots were hopeful signs of spring.
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hopefulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

hopefulnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˈhəʊp.fəl/  us   /ˈhoʊp-/
a person who is trying to get a part in a film, play for a famous sports team, etc.: Over a thousand young hopefuls went to the Theatre Royal today to audition for a part in the new musical.
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