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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hopeless  \Hope"less\,  a. 
  1.  Destitute  of  hope;  having  no  expectation  of  good; 
  despairing. 
 
  I  am  a  woman,  friendless,  hopeless.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Giving  no  ground  of  hope;  promising  nothing  desirable; 
  desperate;  as  a  hopeless  cause 
 
  The  hopelessword  of  ``never  to  return''  Breathe  I 
  against  thee,  upon  pain  of  life.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Unhoped  for  despaired  of  [Obs.]  --Marston.  -- 
  {Hope"less*ly},  adv  --  {Hope"less*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hopeless 
  adj  1:  without  hope  because  there  seems  to  be  no  possibility  of 
  comfort  or  success;  "in  an  agony  of  hopeless  grief"; 
  "with  a  hopeless  sigh  he  sat  down"  [ant:  {hopeful}] 
  2:  of  a  person  unable  to  do  something  skillfully;  "I'm  hopeless 
  at  mathematics" 
  3:  certain  to  fail  "the  situation  is  hopeless" 
  4:  (informal  to  emphasize  how  bad  it  is)  beyond  hope  of 
  management  or  reform;  "she  handed  me  a  hopeless  jumble  of 
  papers";  "he  is  a  hopeless  romantic" 




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