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

fu′ture·less·ness n.
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(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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