[ UK /hˈə‍ʊpfə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈhoʊpfəɫ/ ]
  1. likely to turn out well in the future
    a hopeful new singer on Broadway
    the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career
    had a bright future in publishing
  2. having or manifesting hope
    found a hopeful way of attacking the problem
    a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets
  1. an ambitious and aspiring young person
    two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    the audience was full of Madonna wannabes
    a lofty aspirant
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How To Use hopeful In A Sentence

  • Hopefully, North Norfolk will soon shake off this surreal obsession with the Lib Dems and embrace their NE Cambs neighbour's decent Tory stance. Will Iain Dale have to repay the donations ?
  • Cap Cities executives said they were hopeful approval would come in a couple of weeks.
  • Friday, 09 April, 2010 hiya great forum lots of lovely people just what i need hopefully this is just what im looking for looks like i have a lot to read. Guitar Hero Papercraft | Papercraft Paradise | PaperCrafts | Paper Models | Card Models
  • Hopefully, this knowledge will save many householders a great deal of elbow grease!
  • Hopefully, with two and a half days work last week I made enough money to cover my costs.
  • Hopefully, some of the more level-headed members of the council can prevail and make the Boom Town fiasco a bust.
  • Hopefully when I get a new tank set up, I will have more success in numbers by going by the book.
  • She soon made her first stage appearance and won second prize in a competition for the most photogenic young hopeful. Times, Sunday Times
  • Kirkland is a lovely city nestled on Lake Washington, with views of the water, the Seattle skyline, and of course Mount Rainier, which is by far the area's most impressive and hopefully most dormant volcano. Archive 2007-10-01
  • Hopefully you'll sort any hitches so the whole wedding runs like clockwork. The Sun
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