|a.||1.||Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.|
|2.||Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate; |
|3.||Unhoped for; despaired of.|
|Adj.||1.||hopeless - without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"|
hopeful - having or manifesting or inspiring hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"
|2.||hopeless - of a person unable to do something skillfully; "I'm hopeless at mathematics"|
|3.||hopeless - certain to fail; "the situation is hopeless"|
|4.||hopeless - (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform; "she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers"; "he is a hopeless romantic"|