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promising

[prom-uh-sing] /ˈprɒm ə sɪŋ/
adjective
1.
giving favorable promise; likely to turn out well:
a promising young man; a promising situation.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; promise + -ing2
Related forms
promisingly, adverb
promisingness, noun
Synonyms
favorable, reassuring, encouraging.
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British Dictionary definitions for promisingly

promising

/ˈprɒmɪsɪŋ/
adjective
1.
showing promise of favourable development or future success
Derived Forms
promisingly, 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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