un·​hope·​ful | \ ˌən-ˈhōp-fəl How to pronounce unhopeful (audio) \

Definition of unhopeful

: not having, feeling, or inspiring hope : not hopeful an unhopeful outlook

Examples of unhopeful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Columbus, Georgia, most people were pretty unhopeful about the future of their town. al, "In Southern cities, race remains the most traumatic social issue, new report finds," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unhopeful

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unhopeful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhopeful. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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