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Meaning of "hopeless" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOPELESS

hopeless  [ˈhəʊplɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOPELESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hopeless is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HOPELESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hopeless

Hopeless can refer to: ▪ Mount Hopeless, various mountains in Australia and one in New Zealand ▪ "Hopeless", a 1963 song by Andy Williams ▪ Hopeless Records, a record label ▪ "Hopeless", a 6th season episode of the television show How I Met Your Mother ▪ "Hopeless", TV series episode of Dawson's Creek, see list of Dawson's Creek episodes ▪ "Hopeless", song by Ringo Starr from the album Old Wave ▪ "Hopeless", song by Breaking Benjamin from the album Dear Agony ▪ "Hopeless", 1997 single by Dionne Farris ▪ "Hopeless", 1963 painting by Roy Lichtenstein ▪ "Hopeless", An unreleased song from 1985 by The Offspring...

Definition of hopeless in the English dictionary

The first definition of hopeless in the dictionary is having or offering no hope. Other definition of hopeless is impossible to analyse or solve. Hopeless is also unable to learn, function, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOPELESS


accomplice
əˈkɒmplɪs
complice
ˈkɒmplɪs
dripless
ˈdrɪplɪs
escapeless
ɪˈskeɪplɪs
gapless
ˈɡæplɪs
hapless
ˈhæplɪs
helpless
ˈhɛlplɪs
popeless
ˈpəʊplɪs
pulpless
ˈpʌlplɪs
pumpless
ˈpʌmplɪs
sapless
ˈsæplɪs
shapeless
ˈʃeɪplɪs
sleepless
ˈsliːplɪs
soapless
ˈsəʊplɪs
stampless
ˈstæmplɪs
strapless
ˈstræplɪs
surplice
ˈsɜːplɪs
tapeless
ˈteɪplɪs
topless
ˈtɒplɪs
zipless
ˈzɪplɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOPELESS

hopbind
hopdog
hope
hope chest
hoped-for
hopeful
hopefully
hopefulness
Hopeh
Hopei
hopelessly
hopelessness
hoper
hopfield
hophead
Hopi
hopingly
Hopkins
hoplite
hoplitic

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOPELESS

boneless
bottomless
careless
clueless
faceless
homeless
lifeless
loveless
nameless
nevertheless
nonetheless
priceless
senseless
shameless
sleeveless
tasteless
timeless
tireless
tubeless
useless
wireless

Synonyms and antonyms of hopeless in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HOPELESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hopeless» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hopeless

Translation of «hopeless» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOPELESS

Find out the translation of hopeless to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hopeless from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hopeless» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无希望的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desesperado
570 millions of speakers

English

hopeless
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निराशाजनक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَائِس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

безнадежный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sem esperança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আশাহীন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

désespéré
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tiada harapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hoffnungslos
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

希望を失って
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가망 없는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora ana harapan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vô vọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நம்பிக்கையற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निराश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Umutsuz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disperato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

beznadziejny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безнадійний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deznădăjduit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απελπισμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hopeloos
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hopplös
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

håpløs
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hopeless

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOPELESS»

The term «hopeless» is very widely used and occupies the 10.330 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOPELESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hopeless» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hopeless» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hopeless

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10 QUOTES WITH «HOPELESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hopeless.
1
Gordon W. Allport
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
2
Dario Argento
The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film, no hope, no love.
3
Charles Babbage
In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race.
4
Glenn Beck
By the time I was 30, nobody would work with me. I was friendless, I was hopeless, I was suicidal, lost my family - I mean, it was bad. Bottomed out, didn't know what I was going to do. I actually thought I was going to be a chef - go to work in a kitchen someplace.
5
Halle Berry
I'm not done with love, but I refuse to settle. I am a hopeless romantic. And I won't stop till I get it right.
6
Orlando Bloom
I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends.
7
Nellie Bly
All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one's mind. After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate.
8
Anna C. Brackett
He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.
9
Eric Braeden
Some situations are so hopeless when you look at them from the outside you say, Why are they still married?
10
Laura Carmichael
I've not sat with my agent going: 'Where is the next hopeless girl I can play?' They just come along.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOPELESS»

Discover the use of hopeless in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hopeless and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hopeless
Colleen Hoover returns with the spellbinding story of two young people with devastating pasts who embark on a passionate, intriguing journey to discover the lessons of life, love, trust - and above all, the healing power that only truth can ...
Colleen Hoover, 2013
2
Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion
The dissident Left dismantles Obama's failed "progressive" agenda.
Jeffrey St. Clair, Joshua Frank, 2012
3
Country & blues harmonica for the musically hopeless
Packaged with an instructional cassette and a harmonica manufactured by Hohner, the world's largest maker, this book is a musical first-aid kit that picks up where your third-grade piano teacher quit.
Jon Gindick, Barry Geller, 1984
4
Hopeless
When a hard-working independent woman falls in love with a young ministerial candidate, she is forced to defend her beliefs on homosexuality, sin, and other issues to his controlling family. Original.
George K. Jordan, 2008
5
Quirky, Yes---Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your ...
Based on Dr. Norall’s twenty years of experience diagnosing and treating thousands with Asperger’s, this book will share her insights gained from helping so many friendless Asperger’s children become more approachable, less stuck, and ...
Cynthia La Brie Norall, Ph.D., Beth Wagner Brust, 2009
6
The Situation Is Hopeless, But Not Serious: The Pursuit of ...
Calling upon metaphors, vignettes, jokes, innuendos, and certain other "right-hemispheric" language games, Paul Watzlawick shows how we can (and do) make everyday life miserable.
Paul Watzlawick, 1993
7
Thank You, St. Jude: Women's Devotion to the Patron Saint of ...
The prize-winning story of American women's devotion to St. Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes.
Robert A. Orsi, 1998
8
Homeless Not Hopeless: The Survival Networks of Latinos and ...
Homeless Not Hopeless explores the role social networks play in the daily survival of homeless Latino and African American men.
Edna Molina-Jackson, 2008
9
Bum Deal: An Unlikely Journey from Hopeless to Humanitarian
" -Booklist starred review "Here is the remarkable story behind an American tragedy, a twisted fall into unspeakable exploitation and the hoary depths of human existence followed by a redemptive return to grace.
Barry Soper, Rufus Hannah, 2011
10
When Love Dies: How to Save a Hopeless Marriage
When Love Dies is a refreshing, honest look at one woman's journey to the edge of divorce, her commitment to stay even though she didn't feel like it, and eventual rediscovery of the love that she thought died.
Judy Bodmer, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOPELESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hopeless is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Raising minimum wage a 'completely hopeless' way of reducing …
The Chancellor's new "national living wage" is a "completely hopeless" way of trying to reduce poverty that could leave the economy with ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
In Defense Of Hopeless Romantics: Why I Will Always Believe In Love
On the contrary, everyone belittles hopeless romantics, calling us immature and unrealistic. They say we've been untainted by “reality” because ... «Elite Daily, Jul 15»
3
'Red Dwarf' robber has sentence extended after 'hopeless' appeal
An armed robber who was traced after a witness said he looked like Cat from the cult TV series Red Dwarf has had his sentence extended by ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
4
Brits are 'hopeless' at driving abroad, says survey - AOL Travel UK
Brits are 'hopeless' at driving abroad, says survey. 67 per cent believe road signs in tourist hotspots should be in English. By Rosie Vare, Jul 15 ... «AOL Travel UK, Jul 15»
5
Myleene Klass says she's 'hopeless' at choosing men as she opens …
SHE'S one of the most eligible bachelorettes on the box, but Myleene Klass has admitted she's 'hopeless' when it comes to choosing potential ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Hopeless and Hapless
Those among us who were living in the hope of getting the Kashmir tangle resolved, are feeling hopeless because our own leaders have ... «GreaterKashmir.com, Jul 15»
7
Counseling center assists many in Iran who are hopeless
SAT-7 has a counseling center in Iran that provides encouragement to the hopeless through biblical-based teaching. SAT-7 PARS, SAT-7's ... «Mission Network News, Jul 15»
8
Salina restaurants feeling 'hopeless' as road works hinder access
Restaurant owners in Salina say they are feeling “hopeless” and “desperate” as business grounds to an almost complete halt while works on ... «Times of Malta, Jul 15»
9
Ben Fogle: I'd make a hopeless shepherd
I have always loved sheepdog trials, indeed one of my proudest roles was as presenter of the iconic BBC series One Man and his Dog. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
10
Of hopeless alcoholics and angry women of Central Kenya
The stories out of Central Kenya, in the wake of the alcoholic menace, tend to chase the battle of the sexes narrative, pitting the hopeless drunk ... «SDE Entertainment News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hopeless [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hopeless>. Jul 2024 ».
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