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hopelessness noun

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  • hopelessness — hopeless ► ADJECTIVE 1) feeling or causing despair. 2) inadequate; incompetent. DERIVATIVES hopelessly adverb hopelessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hopelessness — noun see hopeless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hopelessness — noun the lack of hope; despair …   Wiktionary

  • hopelessness — noun the despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success • Ant: ↑hopefulness • Derivationally related forms: ↑hopeless • Hypernyms: ↑despair …   Useful english dictionary

  • hopelessness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of hope Nouns 1. hopelessness, futility, impossibility; despair, desperation; despondency, dejection; pessimism, Weltschmerz; hope deferred, dashed hopes; vain expectation, disappointment. Slang,… …   English dictionary for students

  • hopeless — adjective Date: 1534 1. a. having no expectation of good or success ; despairing b. not susceptible to remedy or cure c. incapable of redemption or improvement 2. a. giving no ground for hope ; desperate b. incapable of solution, management, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • desperation — mid 14c., from M.Fr. désperation or directly from L. desperationem (nom. desperatio) despair, hopelessness, noun of action from pp. stem of desperare lose hope (see DESPAIR (Cf. despair)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hopeless — adjective 1》 feeling or causing despair. 2》 chiefly Brit. very bad or incompetent. Derivatives hopelessly adverb hopelessness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • hopeless — adjective 1 a hopeless situation is so bad that there is no chance of success or improvement: be in a hopeless mess/state/condition: The economy is in a hopeless mess. 2 if something that you try to do is hopeless, there is no possibility of it… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hopeless */ — UK [ˈhəʊpləs] / US [ˈhoʊpləs] adjective 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) informal not skilful at all As far as… …   English dictionary

  • hopeless — [ˈhəʊpləs] adj 1) if a situation is hopeless, it seems very unlikely to succeed or improve 2) informal not skilful at all I am hopeless at tennis.[/ex] hopelessly adv hopelessness noun [U] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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