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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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:

    If you've succeeded in giving hope to the hopeless, you've (unknowingly) equally succeeded in achieving immortality. As well, if you've succeeded in enriching someone else's life or other people's lives. Then, believe you me, you've equally succeeded in achieving immortality. For, what it takes to achieve immortality is just to give hope (future) to the hopeless (the futureless) or rather to enrich someone else's life or other people's lives. Thus, do you long to achieve immortality eventually? If Yes then, endeavour to give hope (future) to the hopeless (the futureless) or better still, strive to enrich someone else's life or other people's lives as much as you can and as long as you live. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Depression leads to frustration more or less. Moreover, a depressed person is most likely to become perplexed/confused for life. Now, you've known that, dare to reject/resist depression and it's end result i.e. frustration. I mean, you've got to cheer yourself up irresspective of whatever circumstance/difficulty that battles/faces you. Besides, there is a lot of hope for every living human including "YOU". Yes of course, it's only the dead that is hopeless.

  3. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged:

    Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplacable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach. The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

  4. Otto Ng:

    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.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    You shouldn't be hopeless or faithless in life no matter what you are faced with presently. Even if you've lost everything you have acquired over the years, never ever lose hope/faith. Listen up, you can recover everything you think that you've lost already with time and God. Oh! yes, all you've got to do is just to believe undoubtedly that everything will work out for the best sooner or later and then portray a living faith. That is to say, get busy. For, you don't have to be lazy at all. ~Emeasoba George.

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