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Adjective
Feeling or causing despair
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“He recalled the intense despair, the tears and that hopeless cry for forgiveness.”
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Not capable of being redeemed
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“I wanted to approach this book through the eyes of a hopeless optimist who sees the silver lining in every dark cloud.”
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Very bad or incompetent
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“He's managing to pay the rent on his one-room apartment, even if he is a hopeless slob.”
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Incapable of being realized, achieved or solved
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“I had always dreamed of an acting career, yet I always felt that it was a hopeless goal.”
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Without hope
“I don't believe your situation is as hopeless as you think.”
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Deeply pessimistic
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Not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome
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Having no meaning or purpose
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Certain to suffer death, failure, or a similarly negative outcome
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Incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome
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Full of yearning or longing
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Not sensible or workable
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