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English definition of “hopeful”

hopeful

adjective     /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 .Hoping and hopefulnessPotential C2 giving hope : The green shoots were hopeful signs of spring .Hoping and hopefulnessPotential hopefulness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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