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Definition 1: without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where hopeless or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in an agony of hopeless grief
  • with a hopeless sigh he sat down

(hopeless is similar to ...) marked by or showing hopelessness

"the last forlorn attempt" "a forlorn cause"

(hopeless is similar to ...) showing utter resignation or hopelessness

"abject surrender"

(hopeless is similar to ...) offering little or no hope

"the future looked black" "prospects were bleak" "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult" "took a dim view of things"

(hopeless is similar to ...) arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope

"a despairing view of the world situation" "the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal" "a desperate cry for help" "helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether" "her desperate screams"

(hopeless is similar to ...) without or almost without hope

"despondent about his failure" "too heartsick to fight back"

(hopeless is similar to ...) having no prospect or hope of a future

(hopeless is similar to ...) unable to function; without help

(hopeless is similar to ...) without hope of solution

"an insoluble problem"

(means also ...) expecting the worst possible outcome

(means also ...) depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action

"where never is heard a discouraging word"

(means also ...) not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with

"an impossible dream" "an impossible situation"

Definition 2: (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where hopeless or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers
  • he is a hopeless romantic

(hopeless is similar to ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

(hopeless is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 3: certain to fail - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where hopeless or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the situation is hopeless

(hopeless is similar to ...) not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with

"an impossible dream" "an impossible situation"

Definition 4: of a person unable to do something skillfully - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where hopeless or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'm hopeless at mathematics

(hopeless is similar to ...) not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

"unskilled in the art of rhetoric" "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber" "unskilled labor" "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities" "unskilled workmanship"

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