Synonyms of hopeful


1. aspirant, aspirer, hopeful, wannabe, wannabee, applicant, applier

usage: an ambitious and aspiring young person; "a lofty aspirant"; "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"


1. hopeful (vs. hopeless), anticipant, anticipative, expectant, encouraging, optimistic

usage: having or manifesting hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"

2. bright, hopeful, promising, auspicious (vs. inauspicious)

usage: full or promise; "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"; "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"

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