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1.
a. to desire, with the belief in possibility of obtaining
Jadah is hopeful that her big break will indeed happen and her life will be all that she ever dreamed.
by Jadah February 05, 2005
 
2.
A fan of Carrie Fletcher, aka itswaypastmybedtime.
Person 1: I love Carrie Fletcher!
Perdon 2: Oh! I never knew you were a hopeful!
by :)!!!!!! February 02, 2014
 
3.
the feeling right before hopeless
I used to be hopeful, now I'm just hopeless.
by phil collins jr January 10, 2008