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English Dictionary: hopefulness by the DICT Development Group
2 results for hopefulness
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. full of hope
  2. the feeling you have when you have hope
    Antonym(s): hopelessness
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hopeful \Hope"ful\, a.
      1. Full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inclined to hope;
                     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. [bd]Hopeful scholars.[b8] --Addison. --
            {Hope"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Hope"ful*ness}, n.
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