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Definition of "hopeless" []

  • Having no hope; despairing. See Synonyms at despondent. (adjective)
  • Offering no hope; bleak. (adjective)
  • Incurable. (adjective)
  • Having no possibility of solution; impossible. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hopeless" in a sentence
  • "I am going to begin over with what you call the hopeless experiment -- and even now I think I have a chance ... a fighting chance of winning."
  • "Minister of War, offered to proceed to Khartoum, but when he discovered that the abandonment of the Soudan was to be proclaimed, he absolutely refused on any consideration to carry out what he termed a hopeless errand."
  • "Heaven help us to survive the hostility that has permeated our country with true understanding of issues and compassion for those in hopeless situations."