Hopelessly
Hopeless 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. [1913 Webster]

The hopelessword of ``never to return'' Breathe I against thee, upon pain of life. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Unhoped for; despaired of. [Obs.] --Marston. -- {Hope"less*ly}, adv. -- {Hope"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • hopelessly — hope|less|ly [ˈhəupləsli US ˈhoup ] adv 1.) used when emphasizing how bad a situation is, and saying that it will not get better ▪ We found ourselves hopelessly outnumbered by the enemy. ▪ She felt hopelessly confused. ▪ I was trying to find the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hopelessly — hope|less|ly [ houpləsli ] adverb 1. ) used for emphasizing how extreme or bad something is: We were hopelessly lost in the fog. hopelessly confused/outnumbered/congested Janet is hopelessly in love (=very much in love). 2. ) without feeling any… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hopelessly — UK [ˈhəʊpləslɪ] / US [ˈhoʊpləslɪ] adverb 1) used for emphasizing how extreme or bad something is We were hopelessly lost in the fog. hopelessly confused/outnumbered/congested Janet is hopelessly in love (= very much in love). 2) without feeling… …   English dictionary

  • hopelessly — adverb 1. in a hopeless manner (Freq. 3) the papers were hopelessly jumbled he is hopelessly romantic • Derived from adjective: ↑hopeless • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism 2. in a dispirited manner without hope …   Useful english dictionary

  • hopelessly — adverb 1 used when emphasizing how bad a situation is, and saying that it will not get better: We found ourselves hopelessly outnumbered by the enemy. 2 be hopelessly in love to have very strong feelings of love for someone 3 feeling that you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hopelessly — adverb Date: 1616 in a hopeless manner used especially as an intensifier < the formerly despised and hopelessly middle class game of golf Ejner Jensen > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hopelessly — adv. Hopelessly is used with these adjectives: ↑addicted, ↑biased, ↑bogged down, ↑confused, ↑corrupt, ↑dated, ↑disorganized, ↑entangled, ↑flawed, ↑impractical, ↑inaccurate, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

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

  • hopelessly — See hopelessness. * * * …   Universalium

  • hopelessly — adverb In a manner showing no hope …   Wiktionary

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