When someone is hopeless, they are very discouraged and they don't think that anything can be done to improve their situation.

  • She was feeling hopeless and depressed after the argument.

  • He was feeling hopeless after he lost his job.

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Example Sentences for hopelessness

  • 1

    Despair or hopelessness is the loss of hope.

  • 2

    The sense of despair and hopelessness continues.

  • 3

    In 1564, he died in despair and hopelessness.

  • 4

    The second is often latent despair, a hopelessness attitude.

  • 5

    This way of thinking can lead to hopelessness and despair.

  • 6

    But he'd gone to so despairing, so hopeless places.

  • 7

    The situation is hopeless.

  • 8

    Some of the latter are hopeless.

  • 9

    That kind of hopelessness is frustrating.

  • 10

    The discussion here is hopeless.