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hopeless

adjective uk   /ˈhəʊp.ləs/ us    /ˈhoʊp-/
B1 without hope: a hopeless situation They searched for survivors but it was hopeless. She was depressed and felt totally hopeless about the future.Not hopefulUseless and futile B2 completely without skill at a particular activity: I'm hopeless at sports. He's a hopeless cook.Inability and awkwardness
hopelessness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
I find the hopelessness of the situation very depressing.Sadness and regret
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