View synonyms for promising


[ prom-uh-sing ]


  1. giving favorable promise; likely to turn out well:

    a promising young man; a promising situation.

    Synonyms: favorable


/ ˈprɒmɪsɪŋ /


  1. showing promise of favourable development or future success

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Derived Forms

  • ˈpromisingly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • promis·ing·ly adverb
  • promis·ing·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of promising1

First recorded in 1505–15; promise + -ing 2

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Example Sentences

It’s a promising result, but it’s based on less than 1,200 patients and needs more validation.

From Vox

In September, São Paulo Governor João Doria said Brazil’s federal government had also agreed to buy 60 million doses of CoronaVac, later telling reporters it “is the safest, the one with the best and most promising rates.”

From Time

While we’ve been hearing about the project and have even seen some promising demos come out of CES, it’s still not commercially available.

If you just learned about GameStop’s promising stock, you’ve probably already missed out on the most astronomic growth.

The simplest adjustment would be to elevate promising rookie guard Immanuel Quickley into the starting lineup.

He has struck a promising tone these last few days with his rhetoric about trying to “see each other.”

I made the mistake of promising one group of guys they could ask me anything if they answered my questions.

Atlanta, Georgia, USA Atlanta is quickly becoming one of the most promising LGBT HQs on the globe.

Others are here to invest in artists with promising reputations, and thus the possibility of future ROI.

What does that promising growth mean for the renegade brewers at Casa Bruja?

The most promising of the methods which have been devised are cryoscopy, the methylene-blue test, and the phloridzin test.

Two years later this promising recruit, having fallen foul of the military authorities, had to leave the service under a cloud.

The delicious soft rains set in early, promising a good grain year.

God comforts his church, promising to protect her for ever: he expostulates with the Jews for their ingratitude.

As he invariably left a note behind him promising to "be quiet about it," Isabel ceased to haunt his footsteps.


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