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Having no prospect or hope of success in one's future.

fu′ture·less·ness n.


(ˈfyu tʃər lɪs)

without a future; having no prospect of future betterment or prosperity.
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Adj.1.futureless - having no prospect or hope of a future
hopeless - without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"
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Campbell also has a fine eye for the telling detail, as in her description of idle and futureless Iraqi refugee boys filling up the internet cafes in Sayeda Zainab to play "first-person shooter games, pretending to be American soldiers on urban combat missions in neighbourhoods that must have reminded them of home.
Singularities are constant, and the world's context can be only equated with an arbitrary instantaneity, which Fredric Jameson's reading of Cloud Atlas identifies as the end of realism and the time of the futureless world of the global age.
Further, communism is complicit in this futureless present, its very existence being the precondition for the profits and militarization that drive both sides.
In this same line, novels written from the diaspora often picture a disturbing futureless Lagos, "mysterious[ly] housing the past and determining or destroying the future" (Kehinde 2007, 232).
The rest of them had waited so long--through law school, and trips to Thailand, and futureless relationships--that surely they knew what they were doing, and these last-minute marriages, just under the ribbon before middle age, must be stronger than the romantic twenty-something ones, they all agreed.
The very notion of "mastering" a field of literary study was anathema to Terry Hawkes, symptomatic of an increasingly lifeless, futureless approach to texts that rendered them moribund for political and social intervention in the present.
Mario Bertino, said they expect more army defection since people are fed with the system which has "coldly and outrageously taken hostage by a bloody dictatorship embodied by an irresponsible president and a politically futureless system".
This theory is comparatively new and even modern to the Western countries and it appears as a counter balance to the already futureless striving for world domination, hegemony in certain regions or exploitation of the population and resources of a number of poor countries with the purpose of one-sided enrichment.
There the single--and spatially isolated--strike of the bell provides an auditory analogue to the experience of time's arrest, while the endless duration of the seas "caress" is sustained phonetically in the negation "future futureless.
He's telling me he's futureless, and eventually he'll tell me how long the infected take to starve to death.
East Coker" I) Between midnight and dawn, when the past is all deception, The future futureless, before the morning watch When time stops and time is never ending ("Dry Salvages" I) Midwinter spring is its own season Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown, Suspended in time between pole and tropic.
In allowing corporate India to prosper by grabbing the common resources of the nation at dearth cheap rate, leading to a jobless and futureless "growth" at the cost of the poorest, increasing the GDP and India's rating with "Standard & Poor"?