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promisingadjective

uk   /ˈprɒm.ɪ.sɪŋ/ us   /ˈprɑː.mɪ.sɪŋ/
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.
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promisingly
adverb uk   /ˈprɒm.ɪ.sɪŋ.li/ us   /ˈprɑː.mɪ.sɪŋ.li/
The film starts promisingly enough but doesn't maintain the interest level.
(Definition of promising from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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promisingadjective

us   /ˈprɑm·ə·sɪŋ/
  • promising adjective (LIKELY SUCCESSFUL)

showing signs of future success or achievement: a promising career
(Definition of promising from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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