Hope"ful (?), a.

1.

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

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

2.

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

"Hopeful scholars."

Addison.

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

 

© Webster 1913.

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