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Synonyms for hopeless

Synonyms for (adjective) hopeless

Synonyms: hopeless Definition: (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform Usage: she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers; he is a hopeless romantic

Similar words: bad Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice

Synonyms: hopeless Definition: without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success Usage: in an agony of hopeless grief; with a hopeless sigh he sat down

Similar words: abject, unhopeful Definition: showing utter resignation or hopelessness Usage: abject surrender

Similar words: black, dim, bleak Definition: offering little or no hope Usage: the future looked black; prospects were bleak; Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult- J.M.Synge; took a dim view of things

Similar words: despairing, desperate Definition: arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope Usage: a despairing view of the world situation; the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal; a desperate cry for help; helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether; her desperate screams

Similar words: despondent, heartsick Definition: without or almost without hope Usage: despondent about his failure; too heartsick to fight back

Similar words: forlorn Definition: marked by or showing hopelessness Usage: the last forlorn attempt; a forlorn cause

Similar words: futureless Definition: having no prospect or hope of a future

Similar words: helpless, lost Definition: unable to function; without help

Similar words: insoluble Definition: without hope of solution Usage: an insoluble problem

Synonyms: hopeless Definition: certain to fail Usage: the situation is hopeless

Similar words: impossible Definition: not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with Usage: an impossible dream; an impossible situation

Synonyms: hopeless Definition: of a person unable to do something skillfully Usage: I'm hopeless at mathematics

Similar words: unskilled Definition: not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency Usage: unskilled in the art of rhetoric; an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber; unskilled labor; workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities; unskilled workmanship