What does hopeless mean?

Definitions for hopeless
ˈhoʊp lɪshope·less

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hopeless.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hopeless(adj)

    without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

    "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"

  2. hopeless(adj)

    of a person unable to do something skillfully

    "I'm hopeless at mathematics"

  3. hopeless(adj)

    certain to fail

    "the situation is hopeless"

  4. hopeless(adj)

    (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform

    "she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers"; "he is a hopeless romantic"

Wiktionary

  1. hopeless(Adjective)

    Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.

    I am a woman, friendless, hopeless. -Shakespeare.

  2. hopeless(Adjective)

    Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate.

    A hopeless cause.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hopeless(adj)

    destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing

  2. Hopeless(adj)

    giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate; as, a hopeless cause

  3. Hopeless(adj)

    unhoped for; despaired of

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How to say hopeless in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hopeless in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hopeless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hopeless in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    There is hope for the living. That is to say, for the fact that you are still alive, you shouldn't be hopeless. Even if you are currently under the weather (experiencing adversity). ~Emeasoba George

  2. Kathleen Ethier:

    Even before the pandemic, our data was telling us mental health was moving in the wrong direction for young people, in the last 10 years we've seen increases in high school students saying they felt so sad and hopeless, they couldn't participate in activities.

  3. Spiro Agnew:

    In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism. They have formed their own 4H Clubthe hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    What I'm asking for is hard. It's easier to be cynical; to accept that change isn't possible, and politics is hopeless, and to believe that our voices and actions don't matter.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    More or less, what causes desperation, depression or hopelessness is nothing else but lack of motivation and inspiration i.e. anyone who is not often inspired or motivated is likely to become despaired, desperate or hopeless in life. But on the other hand, anyone who is often inspired and motivated will hardly feel depressed, despaired or hopeless in life. Therefore, do source, search and always go for inspirations and motivations as often as you can. -Emeasoba George

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