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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

hope + ing

Pronunciation

Verb

hoping

  1. Present participle of hope.

Noun

Singular
hoping

Plural
hopings

hoping (plural hopings)

  1. desiring
    • "There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't." — William Trogdon
  2. being optimistic toward
    • "I'm hoping the weather will be sunny tomorrow."

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • (desire): undesiring, unwanting
  • (optimism): untrusting

Adjective

hoping (comparative more hoping, superlative most hoping)

Positive
hoping

Comparative
more hoping

Superlative
most hoping

  1. filled with or inspiring hope (uncommon)
    • "A hoping situation is not yet desolate."

Synonyms


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