, a. 1. Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.
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I am a woman, friendless, hopeless.
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2. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate; as, a hopeless cause.
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The hopelessword of "never to return"
Breathe I against thee, upon pain of life.
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3. Unhoped for; despaired of. [Obs.] Marston.

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