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. Francis Collins:

    We shouldn't feel hopeless here and we know what works, we know that if we could, as Americans, agree to take those recommendations to heart, that we would keep our masks on when we're outside, we'd stay more than six feet apart from each other and we would avoid indoor gatherings where there's a big chance of spread, we wash our hands and all that, then we could implement what we know has worked.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    True Love always protects, it always trusts, it always hopes and it always perseveres. Reference 1st Corianthians 13:7. The scripture says all that in black and white. And that is to say evidently and obviously, every true love must be protective of his or her spouse or partner. Besides, every true love must be trustworthy. In other words, he or she should always trust his or her partner or spouse and should be trusted equally. Moreover, every true love should be hopeful always and not at all hopeless, no matter what. Also, every true love is expected to persevere all through tough times and never to give up or quit. Now that is just proven attributes of true love. The burning question is. Do you have the above characteristics in your relationship or marriage? If your answer is NO. Then, you've got to have a rethink and afterwards just imbibe and portray all the above attributes. For, that is just what is expected of you and nothing less than that. -Emeasoba George

  3. Albert Einstein:

    ...One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Optimism is simply choosing to be hopeful anyway, even in a situation that seems hopeless. Are you an optimist or a pessimist? ~Emeasoba George

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Dare to add some value to the lives of others. Because each time you improve or better someone else's life. You are unknowingly sending forth a ripple of hope in what appears to be a hopeless life. You are as well giving a meaning to what seems to be a meaningless life. Yes of course, that's just what you would end up doing and achieving in someone else's life or other people's lives, each time you add some value to a life or more. Besides, it pays to do just that (mark you). -Emeasoba George

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