Definitions of hopeful:
  • noun:   an ambitious and aspiring young person
    Example: "Two executive hopefuls joined the firm"
  • adjective:   having or manifesting or inspiring hope
    Example: "A line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"
  • adjective:   presaging good fortune

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