promising ADJECTIVE showing great potential.
DERIVATIVES promisingly adverb.

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  • promisingly — [[t]prɒ̱mɪsɪŋli[/t]] ADV GRADED: usu ADV with v, also ADV adj If something or someone starts promisingly, they begin well but often fail in the end. It all started so promisingly when Speed scored a tremendous first goal …   English dictionary

  • promisingly — adverb in an auspicious manner the afternoon had begun so promisingly • Derived from adjective: ↑promising …   Useful english dictionary

  • Promisingly — 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

  • promisingly — adverb see promising …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • promisingly — See promising. * * * …   Universalium

  • promisingly — adverb In a promising manner …   Wiktionary

  • promisingly — prÉ‘mɪsɪŋlɪ / prÉ’ adv. encouragingly, reassuringly, hopefully, favorably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • promisingly — prom·is·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • promisingly — See: promising …   English dictionary

  • 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

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