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Meaning of hopeless

hope•less

Pronunciation: (hōp'lis), [key]
— adj.
  1. providing no hope; beyond optimism or hope; desperate: a hopeless case of cancer.
  2. without hope; despairing: hopeless grief.
  3. impossible to accomplish, solve, resolve, etc.: Balancing my budget is hopeless.
  4. not able to learn or act, perform, or work as desired; inadequate for the purpose: As a bridge player, you're hopeless.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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