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Adjective: hopeless  howp-lus
  1. 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"
     
  2. Of a person unable to do something skilfully
    "I'm hopeless at mathematics"
     
  3. Certain to fail
    "the situation is hopeless"
     
  4. (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"

See also: abject, bad, black, bleak, despairing, desperate, despondent, dim, discouraging, forlorn, futureless, heartsick, helpless, impossible, insoluble, lorn, lost, pessimistic, unhopeful, unskilled

Antonym: hopeful

Encyclopedia: Hopeless