What does hopeless mean?

Definitions for hopeless
ˈhoʊp lɪshope·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hopelessadjective

    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. hopelessadjective

    of a person unable to do something skillfully

    "I'm hopeless at mathematics"

  3. hopelessadjective

    certain to fail

    "the situation is hopeless"

  4. hopelessadjective

    (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. hopelessadjective

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

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

  2. hopelessadjective

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

    A hopeless cause.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hopelessadjective

    destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing

  2. Hopelessadjective

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

  3. Hopelessadjective

    unhoped for; despaired of

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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. Melissa Henderson:

    It makes me feel hopeless, just now feeling like you can get back to providing, get back to normal.

  2. Martha Graham:

    You’re hopeless as a dancer, you’re like a quarterback taking up ballet. Perhaps you could find work as a soda jerk.

  3. Calleb Angira:

    Society rejects them, even their families reject them. They're isolated. They're criminalized. They're seen as hopeless people.

  4. RVM:

    Enthusiasm is a Power that can give Dreams to the Dreamless, Life to the Lifeless, and Hope to the Hopeless.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Everyone needs self-confidence including you. Yes! for, it allows one or you to make mistakes and yet cope with them and failures without feeling that one's or your own world has come to an end. It equally makes one or you never to feel worthless and hopeless in life. Thus, you've got to be self-confident.

Images & Illustrations of hopeless

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