Hope"ful (?), a.


Full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inclined to hope; expectant.

Men of their own natural inclination hopeful and strongly conceited. Hooker.


Having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful prospect.

"Hopeful scholars."


-- Hope"ful*ly, adv. -- Hope"ful*ness, n.


© Webster 1913.

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