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Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊpfəl/

Translation of hopeful in Spanish:


  • 1.1 [person] esperanzado, optimista don't be/get too hopeful no te hagas demasiadas ilusiones I don't feel at all hopeful about our future no me siento nada optimista con respecto a nuestro futuro to be hopeful of -ing tener* esperanzas de + infinitive/infinitivo 1.2 (promising) [sign/response/prospect] esperanzador, prometedor
    Example sentences
    • However, their bright and hopeful view of the future certainly stayed in my mind.
    • Certainly they are in good form at the moment and will be very hopeful of progressing to the next stage.
    • The Big Bang cosmology has an immense ideological appeal in a society without any hopeful vision of the future.


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