Synonyms for hope

Synonyms for (noun) hope

Synonyms: hope

Definition: one of the three Christian virtues

Similar words: theological virtue, supernatural virtue

Definition: according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues


Synonyms: promise, hope

Definition: grounds for feeling hopeful about the future

Usage: there is little or no promise that he will recover

Similar words: prospect, expectation, outlook

Definition: belief about (or mental picture of) the future


Synonyms: hope

Definition: a specific instance of feeling hopeful

Usage: it revived their hope of winning the pennant

Similar words: expectancy, anticipation

Definition: an expectation


Synonyms: hope

Definition: the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled

Usage: in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope

Similar words: feeling

Definition: the experiencing of affective and emotional states

Usage: she had a feeling of euphoria; he had terrible feelings of guilt; I disliked him and the feeling was mutual


Synonyms: hope

Definition: someone (or something) on which expectations are centered

Usage: he was their best hope for a victory

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do


Synonyms: Hope, Bob Hope, Leslie Townes Hope

Definition: United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)

Similar words: comedian, comic

Definition: a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

Synonyms for (verb) hope

Synonyms: hope, go for

Definition: intend with some possibility of fulfilment

Usage: I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening

Similar words: plan, be after

Definition: have the will and intention to carry out some action

Usage: He plans to be in graduate school next year; The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion


Synonyms: hope

Definition: be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes

Usage: I am still hoping that all will turn out well

Similar words: desire, want

Definition: feel or have a desire for; want strongly

Usage: I want to go home now; I want my own room


Synonyms: hope, trust, desire

Definition: expect and wish

Usage: I trust you will behave better from now on; I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise

Similar words: wish

Definition: hope for; have a wish

Usage: I wish I could go home now