hoped-for hoped-for adj. expected and desired. Contrasted with {unexpected}.

Syn: anticipated, awaited(predicate), prospective. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hoped-for — adj [only before noun] written used to describe something that you want to happen and think is possible or likely ▪ I was at home when the desperately hoped for call came through …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hoped-for — [ houpt fɔr ] adjective wanted and expected: The hoped for offer of a job never came …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hoped for — index prospective Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hoped-for — adjective expected hopefully • Syn: ↑anticipated, ↑awaited • Similar to: ↑expected * * * hoped for UK [ˈhəʊpt fɔː(r)] US [ˈhoʊpt fɔr] adjective wanted and expected …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoped-for — ADJ: ADJ n Hoped for is used to describe something that people would like to happen, and which they usually think is likely or possible. [JOURNALISM] The hoped for economic recovery in Britain did not arrive... The hoped for result is to raise… …   English dictionary

  • hoped for — adjective desired; wished for. Unfortunately, the job opportunities they are seeking are often more hoped for than real …   Wiktionary

  • hoped-for — un·hoped for; …   English syllables

  • hoped-for — UK [ˈhəʊpt fɔː(r)] / US [ˈhoʊpt fɔr] adjective wanted and expected The hoped for offer of a job never came …   English dictionary

  • hoped for — Synonyms and related words: anticipated, approaching, awaited, coming, coveted, desired, destinal, destined, determined, due, emergent, eventual, expected, extrapolated, fatal, fated, fatidic, foreseen, forthcoming, future, futuristic, hereafter …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hoped for the best — wished for a good outcome, longed for good results …   English contemporary dictionary

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