Hopeless synonyms

hōp'lĭs

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Without hope; desperate
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The definition of melancholy is someone or something that is sad or gloomy.
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Causing or suggesting dejection; cheerless
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In low spirits; depressed; disheartened
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Making or implying threats:
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Unhappy, and blaming oneself rather than others; despondent
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Not having a remedy; not capable of being remedied. [from 16th c.]
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Discouraging
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Defective and impossible to materially correct or set aright.
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The definition of cynical is having a belief that people only do things to serve their own needs.
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Having no useful result; ineffectual:
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Offering no hope or expectation of improvement
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The definition of abandoned is something that is unwanted and left behind.
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Carried away; absorbed:
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Having no value, use, or significance; worthless; useless
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Prone to relapse into immoral or antisocial behavior.
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Of no value or use; worthless
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Having no purpose or reason; pointless; to no avail:
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Not working (machinery, etc)
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Ineffectual; useless:
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Low; despicable:
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Not surmountable; that cannot be passed over or overcome; insuperable
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Causing sorrow; lamentable.
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Characterized by or resulting from despair; hopeless:
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Extreme, in a bad sense; outrageous.
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Marked by pessimism and little hopefulness.
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(Of food) Spoiled, rotten, overripe.
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The definition of sinister is a person or thing that threatens harm or misfortune.
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Not willing to change or be persuaded; resolute:
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That cannot be revoked, recalled, or undone; unalterable
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Being such that a cure is impossible; not curable:
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Discouraging
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(Archaic) Lacking in sense; foolish
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Not able to be mitigated; not mitigable.
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That cannot be turned inside out, run backward, etc.
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Not reparable; that cannot be repaired, mended, remedied, etc.
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Incapable of being reclaimed; not reclaimable; unable to be restored or redeemed; as, an irreclaimable criminal; irreclaimable land.
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Not recoverable or admitting of recovery; incapable of being recovered: as, an irrecoverable debt.
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Lacking a cure, incurable.
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Impossible to do or carry out:
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Of the nature of a disaster; causing great harm, damage, etc.; calamitous
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Suggesting imminent harm.
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Characterized by foreboding
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(Of wind or weather) Causing obstacles or delay; not conducive to travel or work; inclement.
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Pertaining to death, or the moments before death.
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Relating to or characteristic of dramatic tragedy or tragedies:
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Very destructive; most unfortunate; disastrous
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Unable to defend oneself or to act without help.
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Not availing; futile; ineffectual
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Unable to find one's way; unavailable, with location unknown.
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(Finance, of debts, currency, etc.) Not able to be cancelled by a payment or converted to another form of currency or financial instrument, especially one considered more secure or reliable.
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Having or certain to have an evil fate or unlucky end
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Pleasing or desirable
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(Colloquial, of a person) Very difficult to deal with.
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The definition of auspicious is a situation that is positive or indicative of good things to come or is someone who is lucky.
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The definition of propitious is someone that is helpful or generous.
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Impossible to remedy, correct, or repair; incurable or irreparable:
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That cannot be retrieved, recovered, restored, or recalled
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Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.
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Expecting the best in all possible ways.
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Feeling or showing hope; expecting to get what one wants
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Pulverized, rendered into small, disconnected fragments.
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Directed downward:
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Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected.
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The definition of bright is shining and full of light, mentally quick or witty.
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Showing promise of success, excellence, etc.
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Bright, promising, cheerful, etc.
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Having or marked by expectation:
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Synonym Study

  • Desperate implies such despair as makes one resort to extreme measures hunger makes men desperate
  • Despairing implies utter loss of hope and may suggest the extreme dejection that results the despairing lover spoke of suicide
  • Despondent implies a being in very low spirits because of a loss of hope and a sense of futility about continuing one's efforts her rejection of his proposal left him despondent
  • Hopeless means having no expectation of, or showing no sign of, a favorable outcome a hopeless situation
Find another word for hopeless. In this page you can discover 93 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hopeless, like: forlorn, melancholy, disconsolate, dejected, past cure, threatening, depressed, unreclaimable, to no avail, remediless and relapsing.