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  • 1Hopeless — Records Aktive Jahre seit 1993 Sitz Los Angeles, Vereinigte Staaten Website http://www.hopelessrecords.com Genre(s) Punkrock …

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  • 2hopeless — [hōp′lis] adj. 1. without hope [a hopeless prisoner] 2. allowing no hope; causing despair [a hopeless situation] 3. impossible to solve, cure, deal with, teach, etc. hopelessly adv. hopelessness n. SYN. HOPELESS means having no expectation of, or …

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  • 3Hopeless — Hope less, a. 1. Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing. [1913 Webster] I am a woman, friendless, hopeless. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate; as, a hopeless cause.… …

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  • 4hopeless — index despondent, diabolic, disconsolate, futile, impossible, impracticable, incorrigible, inoperable ( …

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  • 5hopeless — 1560s, from HOPE (Cf. hope) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Hopelessly; hopelessness …

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  • 6hopeless — despairing, *despondent, desperate, forlorn Analogous words: dejected, depressed, melancholy, sad (see corresponding nouns at SADNESS): gloomy, glum, morose (see SULLEN): acquiescent (see COMPLIANT) Antonyms: hopeful Contrasted words: optimistic …

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  • 7hopeless — [adj] futile, pessimistic bad, beyond recall, cynical, dejected, demoralized, despairing, desperate, despondent, disconsolate, discouraging, downhearted, fatal, forlorn, gone*, goner*, helpless, ill fated, impossible, impracticable, incurable, in …

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  • 8hopeless — ► ADJECTIVE 1) feeling or causing despair. 2) inadequate; incompetent. DERIVATIVES hopelessly adverb hopelessness noun …

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  • 9hopeless — hope|less S3 [ˈhəupləs US ˈhoup ] adj 1.) if something that you try to do is hopeless, there is no possibility of it being successful ▪ We tried to stop the flames from spreading, but we knew it was hopeless. ▪ Getting your work published often… …

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  • 10hopeless — adjective 1 a hopeless situation is so bad that there is no chance of success or improvement: be in a hopeless mess/state/condition: The economy is in a hopeless mess. 2 if something that you try to do is hopeless, there is no possibility of it… …

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  • 11hopeless — [[t]ho͟ʊpləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you feel hopeless, you feel very unhappy because there seems to be no possibility of a better situation or success. He had not heard her cry before in this uncontrolled, hopeless way... The economic crisis makes …

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  • 12hopeless — hope|less [ houpləs ] adjective * 1. ) if a situation is hopeless, it seems very unlikely to succeed or improve: The lawyers said it was a hopeless case. This is hopeless. I ll never learn to swim. He was indeed a sick man, but the outlook was… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13hopeless — adj. 1) hopeless at (he s hopeless at balancing the checkbook) 2) hopeless to + inf. (it s hopeless to expect him to help) * * * [ həʊplɪs] hopeless at (he s hopeless at balancing the checkbook) hopeless to + inf. (it s hopeless to expect him to… …

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  • 14hopeless */ — UK [ˈhəʊpləs] / US [ˈhoʊpləs] adjective 1) if a situation is hopeless, it seems very unlikely to succeed or improve The lawyers said it was a hopeless case. This is hopeless. I ll never learn to swim. 2) informal not skilful at all As far as… …

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  • 15hopeless — hopelessly, adv. hopelessness, n. /hohp lis/, 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… …

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  • 16hopeless — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem ▪ feel ▪ She felt lonely and completely hopeless. ADVERB ▪ absolutely …

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  • 17hopeless — adjective 1) she felt weary and hopeless Syn: despairing, desperate, wretched, forlorn, pessimistic, defeatist, resigned; dejected, downhearted, despondent, demoralized; archaic woebegone 2) a hopeless case Syn …

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  • 18hopeless — hope•less [[t]ˈhoʊp lɪs[/t]] adj. 1) providing no hope; beyond optimism or hope; desperate: a hopeless medical condition[/ex] 2) without hope; despairing: hopeless grief[/ex] 3) impossible to accomplish, solve, resolve, etc: a hopeless… …

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  • 19hopeless — /ˈhoʊpləs / (say hohpluhs) adjective 1. affording no hope; desperate: hopeless circumstances. 2. without hope; despairing: hopeless grief. 3. not possible to resolve or solve: a hopeless problem. 4. not able to learn, perform, act, etc.,… …

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  • 20hopeless — adjective a) Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing. I am a woman, friendless, hopeless. Shakespeare. b) Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate. A hopeless cause. Syn …

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