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  1. hopelessnessnoun

    the despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success


  1. hopelessnessnoun

    the lack of hope; despair


  1. hopelessness

    Hopelessness is a state of despair characterized by a lack of optimism, expectation, or belief in positive outcomes. It can be related to feelings of depression and may result in a person feeling overwhelmed, incapable of change or improvement, and having no anticipation for a better future. This emotion is often associated with various mental health issues and can potentially lead to destructive behavior or thoughts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hopelessness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hopelessness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of hopelessness in a Sentence

  1. Mafuzur Rahman:

    The hopelessness, helplessness I see in their eyes -- they want to do the very best they can.

  2. Kim Jong:

    Hunger is humiliation, hunger is hopelessness.

  3. Deshawn Yeldell:

    This world probably sees me as broken and a so-so worthless rejected lifeless tree in a lost wasteland, looked at as many-many hopelessness’s, In God’s eyes, I appeared as this golden tree of life, only the ones free from blindness can see my true reality. -MillYentei D.Y.

  4. Nelly Cheboi:

    One of the hardest things about growing up in poverty is hopelessness. You think of yourself as less than, i wanted to turn that into, ‘This can happen for you, too.’.

  5. Joel Taylor:

    In the battle for his life, the global church community rose up like a mighty army and joined us in prayer and worship all over the world, our son was miraculously healed and today is perfectly healthy. For us, Victory has become a declaration of truth over hopelessness, a prophetic statement in the storm of adversity, and a battle-cry when facing the impossible. The battle belongs to our God, and our God is victorious!

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