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hopeless

hope·less

hopeless

pronunciation:
hop lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: beyond hope.
His doctor believed his condition was hopeless, so his recovery was a wonderful surprise to everyone.The hurricane left many people in a hopeless situation.
antonyms:
hopeful
similar words:
critical, deadly, desperate, fatal, grave, incurable, serious, terminal
definition 2: having little or no hope; in despair.
The family felt hopeless when both parents lost their jobs.
synonyms:
despairing
antonyms:
hopeful
similar words:
dejected, desolate, desperate, melancholy, miserable, wretched
derivations: hopelessly (adv.), hopelessness (n.)
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The word hopeless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1