an ambitious and aspiring young person
"a lofty aspirant"
"two executive hopefuls joined the firm"
"the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"
full or promise
"had a bright future in publishing"
"the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"
"a hopeful new singer on Broadway"
having or manifesting hope
"a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"
"found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"