Simple Definition of hopeless
: having or feeling no hope
: unable to be changed
: unable to be helped or improved : very bad
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Examples of hopeless
He felt confused and hopeless after losing his job.
We were the most hopeless group of golfers you ever saw.
He's very ill, but his condition isn't hopeless.
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