hopelessness hopelessness  /ˈhoʊ pləs nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success

Usage(s):

  1. It's because of Kim Rivers that this record of hopelessness and heroism exists.
  2. He and his people have struggled all their lives with the audacity of hopelessness.
  3. The rest have apparently sunk back into hopelessness.

News

  1. It's Time to Stop Thinking of Donal Logue as "That Guy"

    Finding himself in South Central L.A. in the early '90s, working as a janitor and seeking sobriety through volunteer work, Donal Logue wasn't really thinking of acting. He'd been in a couple TV movies before moving to California, sure, but the hopelessness of the Hollywood scene had put him in a bad enough place that a turkey sandwich at the end of the day was a blessing. [ more › ]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Austinist

  2. Weight Loss: You cannot hate yourself to your goal

    As a weight coach, I often see clients who live in a painful and awkward state of both desperation and hopelessness. They would do anything to be living their goal weight and often verbally beat on th
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Conroe Courier

  3. James Agee lost manuscript becomes new book

    Covered in poverty and cloaked by hopelessness, sharecrop cotton farmers in Alabama were discovered by a Knoxville poet-journalist in the summer of 1936. It was life-altering, and neither the journalist nor the wraithlike people of forlorn cotton fields were ever the same again.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "We will continue to cooperate against these extremists who offer nothing but violence and hopelessness," Bush said in a statement.
    on Nov 28, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Reuters

  2. "We can't continue with the drift, with the increased fear and resentments on both sides, the sense of hopelessness," Mr. Obama said. "We need to get this thing back on track."
    on May 28, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Times

  3. "We rejected the audacity of hopelessness, and we were right," McCain said, a play on the title of Obama's book "The Audacity of Hope."
    on Jul 25, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Detroit Free Press

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