What does hopeless mean?

Definitions for hopelessˈhoʊp lɪs

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"


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom Lindsay:

    It’s a hopeless spiral.

  2. KC7:

    Blinding one self with hopeless hope.

  3. Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    I don't think that things are hopeless.

  4. Madeleine L'Engle:

    Nothing is hopeless, we must hope for everything.

  5. Foodi S. M.:

    When love, joy and hope are present hopeless escape.

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