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adjective hopeless pronunciation in British English /ˈhəʊpləs/
  1. 1
    if a situation is hopeless, it seems very unlikely to succeed or improve
    The lawyers said it was a hopeless case.
    This is hopeless. I’ll never learn to swim.
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  2. 2
    informal not skilful at all
    As far as mechanical ability goes, George is hopeless.
    hopeless at: I am hopeless at paying my bills on time.
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  3. 3
    used for emphasizing how extreme something is
    a hopeless romantic (=very romantic person)
  4. 4
    feeling or showing no hope
    their hopeless faces

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