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1. hopeless

adjective. ['ˈhoʊpləs'] without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success.

Synonyms

  • heartsick
  • forlorn
  • pessimistic
  • unhopeful
  • desperate
  • bleak
  • discouraging
  • despondent
  • futureless
  • helpless
  • impossible
  • lost
  • black
  • dim
  • insoluble
  • despairing

Antonyms

  • hopeful
  • optimistic
  • encouraging
  • fortunate

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hope (English)
  • hope (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Hopeless

  • accomplice
  • aeschelus
  • ageless
  • aimless
  • airless
  • alice
  • anschluss
  • argyropoulos
  • bacillus
  • backless
  • baseless
  • blameless
  • bloodless
  • bolus
  • boneless
  • borealis
  • bottomless
  • boundless
  • bowlus
  • breathless

Example sentences of the word hopeless


1. Adjective
Explain how each of these threats can lead both husband and wife to feel isolated and hopeless.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Lip gloss-stained clothes may seem like a hopeless, greasy mess.

Quotes containing the word hopeless


1. The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

2. A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

3. I am a bit of a hopeless romantic. I really do have a faith and a belief in love, and when I love, I love hard.
- Melanie Fiona

2. hopeless

adjective. ['ˈhoʊpləs'] of a person unable to do something skillfully.

Antonyms

  • joyful

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hope (English)
  • hope (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. hopeless

adjective. ['ˈhoʊpləs'] certain to fail.

Antonyms

  • domineering

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hope (English)
  • hope (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. hopeless

adjective. ['ˈhoʊpləs'] (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform.

Antonyms

  • estimable

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hope (English)
  • hope (Middle English (1100-1500))
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