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promising

[ prom-uh-sing ]
/ ˈprɒm ə sɪŋ /
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adjective
giving favorable promise; likely to turn out well: a promising young man; a promising situation.

OTHER WORDS FOR promising

favorable, reassuring, encouraging.
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Origin of promising

First recorded in 1505–15; promise + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM promising

prom·is·ing·ly, adverbprom·is·ing·ness, noun
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How to use promising in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for promising

promising
/ (ˈprɒmɪsɪŋ) /

adjective
showing promise of favourable development or future success

Derived forms of promising

promisingly, adverb
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