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English definition of “promising”

promising

adjective     /ˈprɒm.ɪ.sɪŋ/ US  /ˈprɑː.mɪ-/
C1 Something that is promising shows signs that it is going to be successful or enjoyable : They won the award for the most promising new band of the year . "How's your new venture going?" "It's looking quite promising." It's a great restaurant but it doesn't look at all promising from the outside . → Opposite unpromisingPotentialHoping and hopefulness promisingly     /-li/ adverb The film starts promisingly enough but doesn't maintain the interest level .PotentialHoping and hopefulness
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