• (GA) IPA: /ˈpɹɑmɪsɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɹɒmɪsɪŋ/


  1. Showing promise, and likely to develop in a desirable fashion.
    a promising young apprentice
  2. Encouraging and inspiring confidence.
Translations Verb
  1. present participle of promise#English|promise

promising (plural promisings)

  1. The act of making a promise.
    • 1992, Judith Jarvis Thomson, The Realm of Rights (page 299)
      So it cannot be supposed that promisings differ from other word-givings in that a word-giver makes a promise only if he or she uses the locution "I promise".

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