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When you’re under stress and feel hopeless, it’s more likely that these conflicts spiral into violence.

Helpless, hopeless, despondent, all sorts of sad emotions in the English language that you can think of.

While it may feel hopeless to see all of this unfold, just remember that you can still take responsibility in securing the health of yourself and the people you love.

Nothing formally came of it, but one of the men, the pro-democracy economist Fouad Abdelmoumni, says his friends high up at the agency told him the letter was hopeless and urged him to drop the matter.

Despite the result of this vote, the situation is not entirely hopeless in “Europe’s last dictatorship”.

Society itself must be changed, right out from under our hopeless cases.

These formations streamed from Rwanda with the same hopeless shuffle as they did from Bosnia and now as they do from Syria.

Inside, it seemed hopeless, for every chair in sight was occupied, and a dozen men were asleep on the floor.

Anyone who takes pot shots at a lovely wading bird is a hopeless defective, in my view, an evolutionary mistake.

The Economist cover in 2000 dubbed it “The Hopeless Continent,” with a photo of a grinning, heavily armed soldier.

The conflict of these certainties left hopeless disorder in every corner of his being.

As the hopeless wish passed through his soul, the iron entered with it, but did not pass away.

His attitude was one of hopeless resignation as he looked toward a distant bird winging its flight away from him.

The Austrian parlementaire pointed out that it was hopeless to continue the struggle as he had neither provisions nor ammunition.

It was not a condition of life which fitted her, and she could see in it but an appalling and hopeless ennui.


On this page you'll find 99 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hopeless, such as: desperate, forlorn, helpless, impossible, pointless, and sad.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.