Part of speech: adjective

Giving groumd for favorable expectations; affording promise.

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Usage examples "promising":

  1. He concluded by promising to give the committee such information from time to time as might be useful on this important subject. - "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839)", Thomas Clarkson.
  2. I found much that was hopeful and promising. - "Driven Back to Eden", E. P. Roe.
  3. He was a very promising young gentleman up at Oxford, they do tell me- not much of a judge of horses, I should say, but still, I understand, quite the gentleman for all that. - "Philistia", Grant Allen.