HyperDic: hopeless

English > 4 senses of the word hopeless:
ADJECTIVEallhopelesswithout hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
allhopelessof a person unable to do something skillfully
allhopelesscertain to fail
allhopeless(informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform
hopeless > pronunciation
Soundshhow'plahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > hopeless: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningWithout hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success.
Examples
  • "in an agony of hopeless grief"
  • "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"
Narrowerabject, unhopefulshowing utter resignation or hopelessness
black, bleak, dimoffering little or no hope
despairing, desperateArising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
despondent, heartsickWithout or almost without hope
forlornmarked by or showing hopelessness
futurelessHaving no prospect or hope of a future
helpless, lostUnable to function
insolubleWithout hope of solution
See alsodiscouragingdepriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
impossiblenot capable of occurring or being accomplished / accomplished or dealt with
pessimisticExpecting the worst possible outcome
OppositehopefulHaving or manifesting hope
Spanishdesesperado
Nounshopelessnessthe despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success
Adverbshopelesslywithout hope
hopelesslyin a dispirited manner without hope
English > hopeless: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf a person unable to do something skillfully.
Example"I'm hopeless at mathematics"
Broaderunskillednot having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency / proficiency
Nounshopelessnessthe despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success
English > hopeless: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCertain to fail.
Example"the situation is hopeless"
Broaderimpossiblenot capable of occurring or being accomplished / accomplished or dealt with
Spanishdesesperado
Catalandesesperat
English > hopeless: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform.
Examples
  • "she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers"
  • "he is a hopeless romantic"
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Adverbshopelesslyin a hopeless manner

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