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Meaning of HOPELESS

Pronunciation:  'howplis

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Hope"less\, a.
1. Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good;

         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.

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