hopeless hopeless  /ˈhoʊ pləs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
  2. (adj) of a person unable to do something skillfully
  3. (adj) certain to fail
  4. (adj) (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform

Usage(s):

  1. When doctors insisted that Rocky was a hopeless cause who would die by the age of 7, Rusty fought back.
  2. Training of any kind is nonexistent, though recent experience elsewhere has shown that seemingly hopeless cases can benefit from professional attention.
  3. For years, the country's economic situation had seemed hopeless.

News

  1. Afghanistan gains must not be lost

    There are today two main story lines when it comes to Afghanistan: the scheduled pullout of the U.S. troops in 2014, and what a hopeless cause the country has turned out to be.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

  2. Washington D.C. Dentist, Dr. Russell Phillips, Can Now Remove Gum Disease with Laser Gum Surgery and Reduce the Risk ...

    Patients with gum disease in Washington D.C. who are at risk for losing their teeth should seek laser gum surgery from Dr. Russell Phillips. Oftentimes, the laser can regenerate lost bone and save teeth that previously were deemed hopeless; however, if the patient does require tooth replacements or dental implants, it is advantageous to undergo this procedure after the laser treatment so that ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Gains made in Afghanistan must not be lost

    There are today two main story lines when it comes to Afghanistan: the scheduled pullout of the U.S. troops in 2014, and what a hopeless cause the country has turned out to be.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Daily Journal

Quotes

  1. "About a year ago, people thought Iraq was lost and hopeless," Bush said at Eielson Air Force Base, where he posed for photos with airmen and soldiers and worked the crowd, at one point lifting a baby in the air. "People were saying, 'Let's...
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Charleston Gazette

  2. "I was pretty hopeless sitting there in the trailer, but I did what I thought I was supposed to do, which was put the pressure back on Tiger to make the play," Bryant said. "And he has a habit of making it when he needs to."
    on Mar 16, 2008 By: Bart Bryant Source: USA Today

  3. Medvedev's failure to mention the arrests in his Independence Day salute spoke volumes, but for good measure he added that US-Russian relations "meet the true interests of the people of our countries. This in itself makes hopeless and groundless the...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: Washington Post (blog)

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