Hope"less, a.

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, adv. -- Hope"less*ness, n.

 

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