Synonyms for hopeful

Synonyms for (noun) hopeful

Synonyms: wannabe, wannabee, aspirant, aspirer, hopeful

Definition: an ambitious and aspiring young person

Usage: a lofty aspirant; two executive hopefuls joined the firm; the audience was full of Madonna wannabes

Similar words: applicant, applier

Definition: a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission

Synonyms for (adjective) hopeful

Synonyms: promising, hopeful, bright

Definition: full or promise

Usage: had a bright future in publishing; the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career; a hopeful new singer on Broadway

Similar words: auspicious

Definition: auguring favorable circumstances and good luck

Usage: an auspicious beginning for the campaign


Synonyms: hopeful

Definition: having or manifesting hope

Usage: a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets; found a hopeful way of attacking the problem

Similar words: expectant, anticipant, anticipative

Definition: marked by eager anticipation

Usage: an expectant hush