Definition of hopeless
1a : having no expectation of good or success : despairing <felt hopeless and alone>b : not susceptible to remedy or cure <doctors say his condition is hopeless>c : incapable of redemption or improvement <She's a hopeless romantic.> <the most hopeless group of golfers you've ever seen>
2a : giving no reason to expect good or success : giving no ground for hope : desperate <The situation looked hopeless.>b : incapable of solution, management, or accomplishment : impossible <a hopeless task>
Examples of hopeless in a sentence
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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HOPELESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hopeless for English Language Learners
: having or feeling no hope
: unable to be changed
: unable to be helped or improved : very bad
HOPELESS Defined for Kids
Definition of hopeless for Students
1 : having no hope <He feels hopeless about the future.>
2 : offering no hope <The situation looks hopeless.>
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