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