Definition of hopeless
- felt hopeless and alone
- doctors say his condition is hopeless
- She's a hopeless romantic.
- the most hopeless group of golfers you've ever seen
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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blue, brokenhearted, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholy, miserable, mournful, sad, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched;
: having or feeling no hope
: unable to be changed
: unable to be helped or improved : very bad
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