1 thinking that sth good will happen
VERBS be, feel, seem, sound I feel quite hopeful that a peaceful solution will be found. | become, get Don't get too hopeful. We may not be able to go. | remain The police remained hopeful that she would be found alive.
ADV. extremely, very | almost | fairly, pretty, quite | eternally Only Janet, eternally hopeful, thought it was worth trying again.
PREP. about She was not very hopeful about her situation. | of The police are quite hopeful of catching the thieves.
2 making you think that sth good will happen
VERBS be, look, seem Things aren't looking very hopeful at the moment.
ADV. extremely, very | fairly, quite There are some fairly hopeful signs of recovery in the US market.