Hopefulness
Hopeful Hope"ful, a. 1. Full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inclined to hope; expectant. [1913 Webster]

Men of their own natural inclination hopeful and strongly conceited. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. Having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful prospect. ``Hopeful scholars.'' --Addison. -- {Hope"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Hope"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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