hopelessness

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hopeless \Hope"less\, adjective

1. Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.

I am a woman, friendless, hopeless. --Shak.

2. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate; as, a hopeless cause.

The hopelessword of "never to return" Breathe I against thee, upon pain of life. --Shak.

3. Unhoped for; despaired of. [Obs.] --Marston. -- {Hope"less*ly}, adverb -- {Hope"less*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hopelessness

noun

1: the despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success [ant: {hopefulness}]


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