hopeless - definition and synonyms


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  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.

  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.

  3. 3
    used for emphasizing how extreme something is

    a hopeless romantic (=very romantic person)

derived word


noun [uncountable]