hopeless


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Synonyms for hopeless

having lost all hope

offering no hope or expectation of improvement

Antonyms for hopeless

without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

of a person unable to do something skillfully

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certain to fail

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(informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform

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Michael Vanstone is totally hopeless, my dear girl, in the case of his son.
To catch and mount one of these habitually rageful and intractable beasts was no child's play under the best of conditions; but now, when silence and time were such important considerations, it might well have seemed quite hopeless to a less resourceful and optimistic man than the son of the great warlord.
In a frenzy of despair, I bent to the grandfather of all paddles in a hopeless effort to escape, and still the copper giant behind me gained and gained.
For two days Smith-Oldwick worked upon the damaged plane--worked in the face of the fact that from the first he realized the case was hopeless.
Slowly, dully, the creatures rose to their feet and between the tugging of the warrior in front and the lashing of him behind the hopeless band was finally herded within the tower.
I told you it was hopeless, Matt," Scott said in a discouraged voice.
That silent departure, that hopeless submission, impressed Isabel in spite of herself.
At last he grew so tired and hopeless that he threw down the bundle of sticks, and cried out: "I cannot bear this life any longer.
For two days and nights, crouching behind a rock topped with a growth of mesquite, and with the cliff at my back, suffering agonies of thirst and absolutely hopeless of deliverance, I fought the fellows at long range, firing occasionally at the smoke of their rifles, as they did at that of mine.
But to make the prospect more hopeless still, he was at that very time the victim of a misplaced attachment to a lady who was engaged to another man.
Revenge was the ruling motive, and the members of the terroristic organizations were careless of their own lives and hopeless about the future.
In that hopeless way it had ended during the seven days that had gone by.
Its atmosphere had become hopeless for little Fyne's domestic peace.
Would it not be kinder to her, than to continue her longer engaged in a hopeless passion for him?
Bad as this might be, it was anyway better than a rupture, which would put her in a hopeless and shameful position, and deprive him of everything he cared for.