Related formsprom·is·ing·ly, adverbprom·is·ing·ness, noun
Definition for promising (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), prom·ised, prom·is·ing.
verb (used without object), prom·ised, prom·is·ing.
Origin of promise
Examples from the Web for promising
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.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What does that promising growth mean for the renegade brewers at Casa Bruja?House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They found a hiding-place for the wounded earl, and Wallace went away, promising to be near at hand.
To be as good a boy as one can, is promising a great deal, but not too much if one is in tremendous earnest, as I think you are.The Pansy Magazine, August 1886|Various
I have long considered as the greatest happiness of my life, the having so promising a pupil as your lordship.Four Early Pamphlets|William Godwin
And she gave him money, promising him more as he might need it, within reason.Clark's Field|Robert Herrick
This absurd affair would ruin his reputation of a sensible, well-behaved, promising young officer.A Set of Six|Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for promising (1 of 2)
Derived Formspromisingly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for promising (2 of 2)
Derived Formspromiser, noun
Word Origin for promise
Idioms and Phrases with promising
see lick and a promise.