Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Hopelessness

despair

noun

the feeling that a situation is so bad that nothing you can do will change it

gloom

noun

the feeling of having no hope

a sinking feeling

a feeling that you get when you realize something bad has happened or is going to happen

defeatism

noun

an attitude that shows that you think you will fail

beyond (all) hope

so much or so badly that it will never get better

doom and gloom

a feeling that a situation is very bad and without hope

some hope/not a hope

used for saying that there is no chance of something happening

hopelessness

noun

pessimism

noun

the attitude of someone who thinks that the worst thing will happen in every situation

negativity

noun

the attitude of someone who always sees the bad aspects of a situation

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

chimera

a plan or course of action that is not possible to achieve

Open Dictionary

flat design

a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog