Definition of Hopelessness

1. Noun. The despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success.

Generic synonyms: Despair
Antonyms: Hopefulness
Derivative terms: Hopeless, Hopeless



Definition of Hopelessness

1. Noun. the lack of hope; despair ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hopelessness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hopelessness

hope chests
hoped
hoped-for
hoped for
hopeful
hopefull
hopefuller
hopefullest
hopefully
hopefulness
hopefulnesses
hopefuls
hopeite
hopeless
hopelessly
hopelessness (current term)
hopelessnesses
hopene
hoper
hopers
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hopeth
hophead
hopheads
hopin'
hoping
hopingly
hopings
hopium

Literary usage of Hopelessness

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1. Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1905)
"After his demonstration of October 15, which amounted to little more than a reconnaisance in force, he lapsed into hopelessness. ..."

2. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"... hopelessness, DESPAIR, FORM a fort of heart-rending climax rather than a parallel—a climax too ... is the country whence hopelessness is more completely ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"particularly characterized by a Satanic spirit of pride and audacious impiety which still betrays the wretched feelings of hopelessness wherewith it is ..."

4. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Supplementary Volume[s]. by John Lawson Stoddard (1901)
"... hands produces a forced idleness which is the cause of hopelessness, discouragement, and intemperance. There is surely room enough in Great Britain, ..."

5. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles (1911)
"... the Presidency — hopelessness of President Johnson's Desire for the Nomination — Admiral Porter and the Controversy between the Line and Staff Officers ..."

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