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synonyms for hopeless

  • desperate
  • forlorn
  • helpless
  • impossible
  • pointless
  • sad
  • tragic
  • useless
  • bad
  • beyond recall
  • cynical
  • dejected
  • demoralized
  • despairing
  • despondent
  • disconsolate
  • discouraging
  • downhearted
  • fatal
  • gone
  • goner
  • ill-fated
  • impracticable
  • in despair
  • incurable
  • irredeemable
  • irreparable
  • irreversible
  • irrevocable
  • lost
  • menacing
  • no-win
  • past hope
  • shot down
  • sinister
  • sunk
  • threatening
  • unachievable
  • unavailing
  • unfortunate
  • unmitigable
  • up the creek
  • vain
  • woebegone
  • worsening
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antonyms for hopeless

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  • cheerful
  • good
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • auspicious
  • bright
  • encouraging
  • expectant
  • optimistic
  • promising
  • propitious
  • rosy
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How to use hopeless in a sentence

When you’re under stress and feel hopeless, it’s more likely that these conflicts spiral into violence.
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Helpless, hopeless, despondent, all sorts of sad emotions in the English language that you can think of.
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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.
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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.
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Despite the result of this vote, the situation is not entirely hopeless in “Europe’s last dictatorship”.
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The conflict of these certainties left hopeless disorder in every corner of his being.
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As the hopeless wish passed through his soul, the iron entered with it, but did not pass away.
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His attitude was one of hopeless resignation as he looked toward a distant bird winging its flight away from him.
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The Austrian parlementaire pointed out that it was hopeless to continue the struggle as he had neither provisions nor ammunition.
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It was not a condition of life which fitted her, and she could see in it but an appalling and hopeless ennui.
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WORDS RELATED TO HOPELESS

  • black
  • cheerless
  • comfortless
  • dark
  • discouraging
  • disheartening
  • dismal
  • drear
  • dreary
  • funereal
  • gloomy
  • grim
  • hard
  • harsh
  • hopeless
  • joyless
  • lonely
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • oppressive
  • sad
  • somber
  • unpromising
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