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English definition of “hopeless”

hopeless

adjective
 
 
/ˈhəʊpləs/
VERY BAD B1 very bad and not likely to succeed or improve: a hopeless situation They searched for survivors, but it was hopeless.Not hopefulUseless and futile
NOT ABLE B2 very bad at a particular activity: Dad's a hopeless cook. I'm hopeless at sports.Inability and awkwardness
NOT POSITIVE B1 feeling no hope: She was depressed and felt totally hopeless about the future.Not hopeful
hopelessness noun [U]
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