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Meaning of HOPELESS

Pronunciation:  'howplis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [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"
  3. [adj]  certain to fail; "the situation is hopeless"
  4. [adj]  of a person unable to do something skillfully; "I'm hopeless at mathematics"
 

HOPELESS is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: abject, bad, black, bleak, despairing, desperate, despondent, dim, forlorn, futureless, gloomy, grim, heartsick, helpless, incurable, insoluble, lost, resigned, unhopeful, unskilled
 
 Antonyms: hopeful
 
 See Also: discouraging, impossible, pessimistic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hope"less\, a.
1. Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good;
   despairing.

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

2. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable;
   desperate; as, a hopeless cause.

         The hopelessword of ``never to return'' Breathe I
         against thee, upon pain of life.      --Shak.

3. Unhoped for; despaired of. [Obs.] --Marston. --
   {Hope"less*ly}, adv. -- {Hope"less*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absurd, affording no hope, aloof, apathetic, bad, barred, benumbed, blah, blase, bleak, bootless, cheerless, closed-out, comatose, comfortless, contrary to reason, cureless, deadly, deficient, dejected, depressed, desensitized, despaired of, despairing, desperate, despondent, desponding, detached, disconsolate, discouraged, disinterested, dismal, done for, downcast, dull, dying, excluded, expiring, facing death, fatal, forlorn, funereal, futile, given up, gloomy, glum, going, gone, grim, heartless, hebetudinous, hoper, immedicable, impossible, impracticable, in a stupor, in articulo mortis, in despair, in extremis, inadequate, incapable of life, incompetent, inconceivable, inconsolable, incorrigible, incurable, indifferent, inept, inferior, insoluble, insouciant, irredeemable, irremediable, irreparable, irretrievable, languid, Laodicean, lethal, lethargic, listless, logically impossible, lost, low, lugubrious, melancholy, miserable, moribund, morose, near death, nonchalant, nonviable, not possible, numb, numbed, Olympian, oxymoronic, paradoxical, passive, phlegmatic, pluckless, pointless, Pollyanna, poor, preposterous, prohibited, resigned, ridiculous, ruled-out, sad, self-contradictory, sinking, slack, slipping, slipping away, sluggish, soporific, sorrowful, spiritless, spunkless, stoic, stupefied, supine, terminal, torpid, unavailing, uncaring, unconcerned, uncorrectable, unfit, unhappy, unhopeful, unimaginable, uninterested, unqualified, unthinkable, unworkable, useless, vain, withdrawn, without hope, woebegone, worthless, wretched
 

 

 

 

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