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"hopeless" in British English

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hopelessadjective

uk   /ˈhəʊp.ləs/  us   /ˈhoʊp.ləs/
B1 without hope: a hopeless situation They searched for survivors but it was hopeless. She was depressed and felt totally hopeless about the future.
B2 completely without skill at a particular activity: I'm hopeless at sports. He's a hopeless cook.

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hopelessness
noun [U] uk   /ˈhəʊp.ləs.nəs/  us   /ˈhoʊp.ləs.nəs/
I find the hopelessness of the situation very depressing.
(Definition of hopeless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hopelessadjective

 us   /ˈhoʊp·ləs/
without hope: We tried to save the building, but it was a hopeless task (= it could not succeed).
(Definition of hopeless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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