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hopeless - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'hopeless' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Hopeless [ a.]
- Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.
- Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate; as, a hopeless cause.
- Unhoped for; despaired of.

Meaning of 'hopeless' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . hopeless [ a]
Meaning (1):
- without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
Example in sentence:
  • in an agony of hopeless grief;
  • with a hopeless sigh he sat down
2 . hopeless [ s]
Meaning (2):
- (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform
Example in sentence:
  • he is a hopeless romantic;
  • she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers
Meaning (3):
- of a person unable to do something skillfully
Example in sentence:
  • I'm hopeless at mathematics
Meaning (4):
- certain to fail
Example in sentence:
  • the situation is hopeless