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"promising" in British English

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promisingadjective

uk   /ˈprɒm.ɪ.sɪŋ/  us   /ˈprɑː.mɪ-/
C1 Something that is promising ​showssigns 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 ​lookingquite promising." It's a ​greatrestaurant but it doesn't ​look at all promising from the ​outside.
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promisingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​filmstarts promisingly enough but doesn't ​maintain the ​interestlevel.
(Definition of promising from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"promising" in American English

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promisingadjective

 us   /ˈprɑm·ə·sɪŋ/

promising adjective (LIKELY SUCCESSFUL)

showingsigns of ​futuresuccess or ​achievement: a promising ​career
(Definition of promising from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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