a promising start

good, encouraging, favorable, hopeful, full of promise, auspicious, propitious, bright, rosy, heartening, reassuring

a promising actor

with potential, budding, up-and-coming, rising, coming, in the making

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  • Promising — Prom is*ing, a. Making a promise or promises; affording hope or assurance; as, promising person; a promising day. {Prom is*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • promising — promising; un·promising; …   English syllables

  • promising — index auspicious, favorable (advantageous), possible, probable, promissory, propitious, viable …   Law dictionary

  • promising — [adj] hopeful able, assuring, auspicious, bright, encouraging, favorable, gifted, happy, likely, lucky, propitious, reassuring, rising, roseate, rosy, talented, up andcoming; concepts 406,548 Ant. hopeless, unpromising …   New thesaurus

  • promising — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing great potential. DERIVATIVES promisingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • promising — [präm′is iŋ] adj. showing promise of success, excellence, etc. promisingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • promising — prom|is|ing [ˈprɔmısıŋ US ˈpra: ] adj showing signs of being successful or good in the future ▪ a promising career in law ▪ a promising young actor ▪ a promising start >promisingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • promising — promisingly, adv. promisingness, n. /prom euh sing/, adj. giving favorable promise; likely to turn out well: a promising young man; a promising situation. [1505 15; PROMISE + ING2] Syn. favorable, reassuring, encouraging. * * * …   Universalium

  • promising — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • promising — prom|is|ing [ pramısıŋ ] adjective * likely to be successful or very good: a highly promising young artist Portland got off to a promising start with four points in the first minute. ╾ prom|is|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • promising — [[t]prɒ̱mɪsɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is promising seems likely to be very good or successful. A school has honoured one of its brightest and most promising former pupils …   English dictionary

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