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When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers.
David Amram

Meaning of "hopelessness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOPELESSNESS

hopelessness  [ˈhəʊpləsnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOPELESSNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hopelessness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOPELESSNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hopelessness

Depression (mood)

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. Depressed people can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt, or restless. They may lose interest in activities that once were pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions, and may contemplate, attempt, or commit suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, loss of energy, or aches, pains, or digestive problems may also be present. Depressed mood is not always a psychiatric disorder. It may also be a normal reaction to certain life events, a symptom of some medical conditions, or a side effect of some drugs or medical treatments. Depressed mood is also a primary or associated feature of certain psychiatric syndromes such as clinical depression.

Definition of hopelessness in the English dictionary

The definition of hopelessness in the dictionary is a feeling of unhappiness. Other definition of hopelessness is unlikelihood of success or improvement.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOPELESSNESS


breathlessness
ˈbreθləsnɪs
callousness
ˈkæləsnɪs
carelessness
ˈkeələsnɪs
helplessness
ˈhɛlpləsnɪs
joblessness
ˈdʒɒbləsnɪs
lawlessness
ˈlɔːləsnɪs
listlessness
ˈlɪstləsnɪs
meticulousness
mɪˈtɪkjʊləsnɪs
powerlessness
ˈpaʊələsnɪs
recklessness
ˈrɛkləsnɪs
restlessness
ˈrɛstləsnɪs
ridiculousness
rɪˈdɪkjʊləsnɪs
rootlessness
ˈruːtləsnɪs
ruthlessness
ˈruːθləsnɪs
selflessness
ˈselfləsnɪs
sleeplessness
ˈsliːpləsnɪs
thoughtlessness
ˈθɔːtləsnɪs
timelessness
ˈtaɪmləsnɪs
uselessness
ˈjuːsləsnɪs
zealousness
ˈzeləsnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOPELESSNESS

hope
hope chest
hoped-for
hopeful
hopefully
hopefulness
Hopeh
Hopei
hopeless
hopelessly
hoper
hopfield
hophead
Hopi
hopingly
Hopkins
hoplite
hoplitic
hoplologist
hoplology

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOPELESSNESS

biliousness
business
consciousness
dangerousness
deliciousness
deviousness
flawlessness
heedlessness
hilariousness
homelessness
jealousness
nervousness
obviousness
preciousness
rebelliousness
religiousness
righteousness
seriousness
statelessness
unconsciousness
viciousness

Synonyms and antonyms of hopelessness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hopelessness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOPELESSNESS

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

Translator English - Chinese

绝望
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desesperanza
570 millions of speakers

English

hopelessness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निराशा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اليأس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

безнадежность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desesperança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আশাহীনতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

impossibilité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keputusasaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hoffnungslosigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

絶望
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

절망
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kepenak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không chửa được
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நம்பிக்கையின்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नैराश्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

umutsuzluk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disperazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

beznadzieja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безнадійність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lipsa de speranta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απελπισία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wanhoop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hopplöshet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

håpløshet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hopelessness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOPELESSNESS»

The term «hopelessness» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.754 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOPELESSNESS» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «HOPELESSNESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hopelessness.
1
David Amram
When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers.
2
Martha Beck
Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don't. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.
3
Benazir Bhutto
Extremism can flourish only in an environment where basic governmental social responsibility for the welfare of the people is neglected. Political dictatorship and social hopelessness create the desperation that fuels religious extremism.
4
Charles M. Blow
What too few people mention when discussing crime is the degree to which concentrated poverty, hopelessness and despair are the chambermaids of violence and incivility.
5
Geoffrey Canada
People don't believe or understand that a community can lose hope. You can have a whole community where hopelessness is the norm, where folks don't have faith that things will get better because history and circumstances have proven over 30, 40, or 50 years that things don't get better.
6
Elijah Cummings
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
7
Julie Ann Dawson
There is a universal fascination with the living dead. There is more to a zombie story that a bunch of corpses attacking the living. The real power of such a story lies with the undercurrent of hopelessness compounded by a very real instinct to survive.
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Paula Deen
When it's said and done, the one thing I want to leave on this earth is hope. I have felt hopelessness, and it's a terrible feeling. hopelessness will destroy you. I want to bring hope to other people.
9
B. H. Liddell Hart
Loss of hope rather than loss of life is what decides the issues of war. But helplessness induces hopelessness.
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B. H. Liddell Hart
Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOPELESSNESS»

Discover the use of hopelessness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hopelessness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hope and Hopelessness: Critical Clinical Constructs
The authors of this innovative book provide a synthesis of current knowledge about the physical effects of hope and hopelessness.
Carol J. Farran, Kaye A. Herth, Judith M. Popovich, 1995
2
Suicide: The Tragedy of Hopelessness
Suicidal behaviour has become a major health-care issue.David Aldridge argues that although western culture has traditionally understood suicide to be the choice of the individual, this is a misleading perception.
David Aldridge, 1998
3
Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice
Hopelessness describes a person who sees no possibility that his or her life will improve and maintains that no one can do anything to help. Hopelessness differs from Powerlessness in that a hopeless person sees no solution or no way to ...
Lynda Juall Carpenito-Moyet, 2008
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Changes: from Spiritual Hopelessness to Spiritual Hope: One ...
The book Changes: From Spiritual Hopelessness To Spiritual Hope carries readers on a journey of pain, heartache, loss of a loved one, loss of spirituality, anger, blame, an encounter with the world, and the journey back to God after the ...
Carlotta Maria Shinn-Russell, 2012
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Cognitive-behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness: An ...
Hopelessness. and. Suicidality. Hopelessness. Hopeless thinking is one of the most ominous symptoms of severe depression. A number of studies have found that hopelessness is strongly as- sociated with suicide risk (A.T. Beck et al. 1975  ...
‎2009
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Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Problems: A ...
APPEND1X B.8 Hopelessness Scale for Children The Hopelessness Scale for Children measures negative expectations about the future as related to negative views of the world and of oneself for children ages 6-13. The scale consists of 16  ...
Carolyn S. Schroeder, Betty N. Gordon, 2002
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Hope For Economic Hopelessness: Your Hand Up, Not Hand Out
Now, just imagine all those people and their feeling of hopelessness, knowing they will never be able to improve their lives and the lives of their family, that whatever they are doing now is all there is. It is far more pervasive than you think  ...
Brig Hart, 2012
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A Wonderful Hopelessness
Tab Miller. because a person's opinions often agree with our own does not make them 100 percent accurate all the time. So, even our own mentors, such as preachers, teachers, or professors, can, at times, falsely lead us down incorrect paths.
Tab Miller, 2006
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From Horror to Hopelessness: Kenya's Forgotten Somali ...
From. Horror. to. Hopelessness. Kenya's. Forgotten. Somali. Refugee. Crisis. Kenya is facing a rapidly escalating refugee crisis. Since January 2007, at least 80,000 Somalis have crossed Kenya's officially closed border to reach over- crowded ...
Gerald Simpson, 2009
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Those Days Are Gone! from Hopelessness to Happiness: The ...
ChAPteR. sIx. From. Hopelessness. to. Happiness. Entrepreneurial Axiom: Twenty years from now, you'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. —Mark Twain ON a beautiful late spring afternoon, ...
Ekenenyie Ukpong, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOPELESSNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hopelessness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Having hope is killing Canadian soccer
Maybe hopelessness is the key for fans of Canada's men's soccer team. Having expectations hasn't quite worked out. Really, what do we have ... «Sportsnet.ca, Jul 15»
2
Obama to Visit El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Push for …
"Any system that allows us to turn a blind eye to hopelessness and despair, that's not a justice system. It is an injustice system," he said. «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
3
I named my son Atticus, and I'm happier than ever about it - The …
They see that desperation, hopelessness, and vengeance are as common as happiness, hope, and pride. Most of us view ourselves like Atticus ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
The black president some worried about has arrived - The …
That in turn splinters families and concentrates long-term joblessness, poverty and a rather logical but dangerous degree of hopelessness in ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
5
Devon Still gives powerhouse speech for daughter Leah at ESPYs …
Still spoke from the heart about what it's been like to watch his daughter's fight, the hopelessness he felt and the purpose he eventually found. «SportingNews.com, Jul 15»
6
Drummond: A safe haven for youth in Oakland's killing corridor
Its beautiful, newly renovated building at 82nd Avenue and International is a beacon of light in the midst of hopelessness. You may have heard ... «Paradise Post, Jul 15»
7
Depression: Depressed People Spend Longer Time On …
... levels and symptoms such as sadness, loss of pleasure, hopelessness, sleep problems, changes in appetite and difficulty concentrating. «Headlines & Global News, Jul 15»
8
Obama: Let's Lower Mandatory Minimums For Nonviolent Drug …
“We ask police to go in there and do the tough job of trying to contain the hopelessness when we are not willing to make the investments to help ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
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Norfolk financial planner gets 7½ years in prison for bilking clients …
“I saw hopelessness. I saw despair. I saw a lack of self-confidence,” Blanchard said of his daughter, who eventually had to sell her house. «The Virginian-Pilot, Jul 15»
10
Come now let us reason together! - Nehanda Radio
... gender or political affiliation must firmly believe in and hold onto especially in these times of discontent and hopelessness. Vince Musewe. «Nehanda Radio, Jul 15»

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