promising

[prom-uh-sing]
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adjective

giving favorable promise; likely to turn out well: a promising young man; a promising situation.

Nearby words

  1. promiscuity,
  2. promiscuous,
  3. promise,
  4. promised land,
  5. promisee,
  6. promisingly,
  7. promisor,
  8. promissory,
  9. promissory note,
  10. promnesia

Origin of promising

First recorded in 1505–15; promise + -ing2

SYNONYMS FOR promising
favorable, reassuring, encouraging.

Related formsprom·is·ing·ly, adverbprom·is·ing·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for promisingly

promising

adjective

showing promise of favourable development or future success
Derived Formspromisingly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for promisingly

promising

adj.

"showing signs of future excellence," c.1600, present participle adjective from promise (v.). Related: Promisingly.

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