Synonyms and related words:
apt, auspicious, benign, benignant, bright, bright with promise, cheering, couleur de rose, encouraging, fair, favorable, favoring, foreseeable, fortunate, full of promise, golden, good, happy, heartening, hopeful, in the cards, inspiring, inspiriting, liable, likely, looking up, lucky, odds-on, of good omen, of happy portent, of promise, optimistic, positive, predictable, predictable within limits, pregnant of good, presumable, presumptive, probable, propitious, prosperous, reassuring, rose-colored, roseate, rosy, statistically probable, supportive, verisimilar

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  • Promising — Prom is*ing, a. Making a promise or promises; affording hope or assurance; as, promising person; a promising day. {Prom is*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • promising — [adj] hopeful able, assuring, auspicious, bright, encouraging, favorable, gifted, happy, likely, lucky, propitious, reassuring, rising, roseate, rosy, talented, up andcoming; concepts 406,548 Ant. hopeless, unpromising …   New thesaurus

  • promising — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing great potential. DERIVATIVES promisingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • promising — [präm′is iŋ] adj. showing promise of success, excellence, etc. promisingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • promising — prom|is|ing [ˈprɔmısıŋ US ˈpra: ] adj showing signs of being successful or good in the future ▪ a promising career in law ▪ a promising young actor ▪ a promising start >promisingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • promising — promisingly, adv. promisingness, n. /prom euh sing/, adj. giving favorable promise; likely to turn out well: a promising young man; a promising situation. [1505 15; PROMISE + ING2] Syn. favorable, reassuring, encouraging. * * * …   Universalium

  • promising — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • promising — prom|is|ing [ pramısıŋ ] adjective * likely to be successful or very good: a highly promising young artist Portland got off to a promising start with four points in the first minute. ╾ prom|is|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • promising — [[t]prɒ̱mɪsɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is promising seems likely to be very good or successful. A school has honoured one of its brightest and most promising former pupils …   English dictionary

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