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"
of a person unable to do something skillfully
"I'm hopeless at mathematics"
certain to fail
"the situation is hopeless"
(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"
Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.
I am a woman, friendless, hopeless. -Shakespeare.
Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate.
A hopeless cause.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from hope.
Are they indifferent, being used as signs of immoderate and hopeless lamentation for the dead? Richard Hooker, b. iv.
Alas, I am a woman, friendless, hopeless! William Shakespeare.
He watches with greedy hope to find
His wish, and best advantage, us asunder;
Hopeless to circumvent us join’d, where each
To other speedy aid might lend at need. John Milton, Parad. Lost.
The fall’n archangel, envious of our state,
And hopeless to prevail by open force,
Seeks hid advantage. John Dryden, State of Innocence.
Hopeless of ransom, and condemn’d to lie
In durance, doom’d a ling’ring death to die. John Dryden, Fab.
The hopeless word of never to return,
Breathe I against thee upon pain of life. William Shakespeare, R. II.
destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing
giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate; as, a hopeless cause
unhoped for; despaired of
The numerical value of hopeless in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of hopeless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
We can provide hope to a child who feels hopeless, we can help them feel remembered when they feel forgotten. We haven't forgotten them.
It feels a bit depressed and hopeless, but at the same time this is just the beginning, it's not the end.... We still haven't got what we wanted..... It's awakened the Hong Kong people.
An Optimist is anyone who gives someone else or others hope, no matter how desperate or hopeless a situation seems. Now permit me to tell you that every Optimist is a potential leader. ~Emeasoba George
We're not quite so bumbling and hopeless as you like to think.
There are no hopeless situations; There are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
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Translations for hopeless
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- desesperatCatalan, Valencian
- 絶望, 絶望的Japanese
- نا ئومێدKurdish
- beviltiška, beviltiškasLithuanian
- bezcerīga, bezcerīgsLatvian
- putus asaMalay
- kansloos, uitzichtloos, hopeloosDutch
- håplaus, vonlausNorwegian Nynorsk
- håpløs, vonlaus, vonløs, håplausNorwegian
- desesperado, desesperançadoPortuguese
- ümitsiz, nevmit, umutsuzTurkish
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