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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]: 
 
  hopelessly 
  adv  1:  (informal)  in  a  hopeless  manner;  "the  papers  were  hopelessly 
  jumbled";  "he  is  hopelessly  romantic" 
  2:  in  a  dispirited  manner  without  hope;  "the  first  Mozartian 
  opera  to  be  subjected  to  this  curious  treatment  ran 
  dispiritedly  for  five  performances"  [syn:  {dispiritedly}] 
  3:  without  hope;  desperate  because  there  seems  no  possibility 
  of  comfort  or  success;  "he  hung  his  head  hopelessly";  "`I 
  must  die,'  he  said  hopelessly"  [ant:  {hopefully}] 




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