- Hopeless Hope"less, a.
1. Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good;
I am a woman, friendless, hopeless. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
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hopeless — 1560s, from HOPE (Cf. hope) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Hopelessly; hopelessness … Etymology dictionary
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hopeless — [adj] futile, pessimistic bad, beyond recall, cynical, dejected, demoralized, despairing, desperate, despondent, disconsolate, discouraging, downhearted, fatal, forlorn, gone*, goner*, helpless, ill fated, impossible, impracticable, incurable, in … New thesaurus
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hopeless — hope|less S3 [ˈhəupləs US ˈhoup ] adj 1.) if something that you try to do is hopeless, there is no possibility of it being successful ▪ We tried to stop the flames from spreading, but we knew it was hopeless. ▪ Getting your work published often… … Dictionary of contemporary English
hopeless — adjective 1 a hopeless situation is so bad that there is no chance of success or improvement: be in a hopeless mess/state/condition: The economy is in a hopeless mess. 2 if something that you try to do is hopeless, there is no possibility of it… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
hopeless — [[t]ho͟ʊpləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you feel hopeless, you feel very unhappy because there seems to be no possibility of a better situation or success. He had not heard her cry before in this uncontrolled, hopeless way... The economic crisis makes … English dictionary