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Dictionary Definition

hopeful adj
1 having or manifesting or inspiring hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem" [ant: hopeless]
2 presaging good fortune; "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions" [syn: fortunate, rosy] n : an ambitious and aspiring young person; "a lofty aspirant"; "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was full of Madonna wannabes" [syn: aspirant, aspirer, wannabe, wannabee]

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  1. Feeling or inspiring hope.


  • Finnish: toiveikas
  • German: hoffnungsvoll
  • Kurdish: hêvîdar, umêdewar, bihêvî,


  1. Somebody who is hoping for success or victory.
    • Several presidential hopefuls are campaigning in New Hampshire this week.

Extensive Definition

Hopeful is a song by Japanese singer Ami Suzuki. The song was the first online-single of the singer and also from label Avex Trax.


This song was to be the debut single of Ami under the label Avex Trax when she signed into the label, and was initially available to download from her official website as a ringtone. The single was to be released on February 9, 2005, but the release was cancelled for unknown reasons and was replaced by "Delightful", which came out in March 2005.
"Hopeful" appeared for the first time in a CD in the Maxi Single of the single "Delightful", and on Ami's first album "AROUND THE WORLD", but as a remixed version of DJ Overhead Champion; The original version was promoted on radio by some promos Avex sent and also was available on-line in popular music pages like and Avex Networks, but was never released on a regular CD.


  • Hopeful
    Words: Ami Suzuki
    Music & Arrangement: Shunzuke Yazaki
    the original version, only available in the promotional single.
  • Hopeful (M.O.R. Remix)
    Produced and arranged by M.O.R.
    available in Eventful single and AMIx WORLD album.
    Produced and arranged by Overhead Champion.
    available in Delightful single and AROUND THE WORLD album.
  • Hopeful (Hex Hector Remix)
    Remixed by Hex Hector.
hopeful in Japanese: Hopeful

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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