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hopeful

Synonyms of hopeful in English:

adjective

  • 1 he remained hopeful that something could be worked out
    optimistic, full of hope, confident, positive, buoyant, sanguine, bullish, cheerful, assured, expectant, anticipative, disposed to look on the bright side
    informal upbeat
    [Antonyms] pessimistic
  • 2 there are some hopeful signs of recovery in the US market
    [Antonyms] discouraging
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