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hope·less

 (hōp′lĭs)
adj.
1.
a. Having no hope; despairing: lost hikers who felt hopeless.
b. Characterized by despair: hopeless resignation.
2.
a. Having no possibility of being solved or dealt with; impossible: a hopeless problem; a hopeless disease.
b. Having no hope or chance of changing or improving: a hopeless romantic; a hopeless procrastinator.

hope′less·ness n.
hope′less·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.hopelessly - in a hopeless manner; "the papers were hopelessly jumbled"; "he is hopelessly romantic"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.hopelessly - in a dispirited manner without hope; "the first Mozartian opera to be subjected to this curious treatment ran dispiritedly for five performances"
3.hopelessly - without hope; desperate because there seems no possibility of comfort or success; "he hung his head hopelessly"; "`I must die,' he said hopelessly"
hopefully - with hope; in a hopeful manner; "we searched hopefully for a good position"

hopelessly

adverb
1. without hope, desperately, in despair, despairingly, irredeemably, irremediably, beyond all hope hopelessly in love
Translations
بصورَة يائِسَه
beznadějně
håbløst
vonleysislega, vonlaust
beznádejne
brezupno

hopelessly

[ˈhəʊplɪslɪ] ADV
1. (= despairingly) [look, speak, continue] → sin esperanza
2. (as intensifier) [inadequate, confused, lost] → totalmente, completamente
he is hopelessly in debtestá totalmente or completamente endeudado
to be hopelessly in loveestar perdidamente enamorado

hopelessly

[ˈhəʊpləsli] adv [confused, lost, unrealistic, out of date] → complètement

hopelessly

adv
(= despairingly) sigh, shrug, cryverzweifelt
(emph: = utterly) hopelessly confusedvöllig verwirrt; the service was hopelessly inadequateder Service war völlig unmöglich; I feel hopelessly inadequateich komme mir völlig minderwertig vor; he got hopelessly lost in the foger hat sich im Nebel hoffnungslos verirrt; I was hopelessly in love with Louiseich hatte mich rettungslos in Louise verliebt; I’m hopelessly bad at mathsin Mathe bin ich ein hoffnungsloser Fall

hopelessly

[ˈhəʊplɪslɪ] adv (live) → senza speranza; (involved, complicated) → spaventosamente; (late) → disperatamente, irrimediabilmente
I'm hopelessly confused/lost → sono completamente confuso/perso
hopelessly in love → perdutamente innamorato/a

hope

(həup) verb
to want something to happen and have some reason to believe that it will or might happen. He's very late, but we are still hoping he will come; I hope to be in London next month; We're hoping for some help from other people; It's unlikely that he'll come now, but we keep on hoping; `Do you think it will rain?' `I hope so/not'.
noun
1. (any reason or encouragement for) the state of feeling that what one wants will or might happen. He has lost all hope of becoming the president; He came to see me in the hope that I would help him; He has hopes of winning a scholarship; The rescuers said there was no hope of finding anyone alive in the mine.
2. a person, thing etc that one is relying on for help etc. He's my last hope – there is no-one else I can ask.
3. something hoped for. My hope is that he will get married and settle down soon.
ˈhopeful adjective
1. (negative unhopeful) full of hope. The police are hopeful that they will soon find the killer; hopeful faces; He is hopeful of success.
2. giving a reason or encouragement for hope. That's a hopeful sign – perhaps he is going to change his mind after all.
3. likely to be pleasant, successful etc. The future looks quite hopeful.
ˈhopefulness noun
ˈhopefully adverb
1. in a hopeful way. The dog looked hopefully at the joint of meat.
2. it is to be hoped that. Hopefully, that will never happen.
ˈhopeless adjective
1. not likely to be successful. It's hopeless to try to persuade him; a hopeless attempt; The future looks hopeless.
2. (with at) not good. I'm a hopeless housewife; He's hopeless at French.
3. unable to be stopped, cured etc. The doctors considered the patient's case hopeless; He's a hopeless liar/idiot.
ˈhopelessly adverb
ˈhopelessness noun
hope against hope
to continue hoping when there is no (longer any) reason for hope.
hope for the best
to hope that something will succeed, that nothing bad will happen etc.
not (have) a hope
(to be) completely unlikely (to succeed in something). He hasn't a hope of getting the job; `Will he get the job?' `Not a hope!'
raise someone's hopes
to cause someone to hope, usually when there is no good reason to.
References in classic literature ?
An utterly, hopelessly depraved nature was expressed in physical terms, that taken each separately had nothing positively startling.
Many others may have told you so, but there is no one, Lucille, who is so devotedly, so hopelessly your slave as I.
But as the rain came down in a flood, the little fellow was hopelessly a prisoner, and now stood with sullen aspect at a window, wondering whether the sun itself were not extinguished by so much moisture in the sky.
By this time I was so hopelessly confused that I gave up listening, and followed the dinner down into the kitchen.
They had wandered around, and around, in the blinding snow-storm, hopelessly lost, in a space only a hundred yards square; and when cold and fatigue vanquished them at last, they scooped their cave and lay down there to die by inches, UNAWARE THAT FIVE STEPS MORE WOULD HAVE BROUGHT THEM INTO THE TRUTH PATH.
Comrade Alexander Ossipon - nicknamed the Doctor, ex-medical student without a degree; afterwards wandering lecturer to working- men's associations upon the socialistic aspects of hygiene; author of a popular quasi-medical study (in the form of a cheap pamphlet seized promptly by the police) entitled "The Corroding Vices of the Middle Classes"; special delegate of the more or less mysterious Red Committee, together with Karl Yundt and Michaelis for the work of literary propaganda - turned upon the obscure familiar of at least two Embassies that glance of insufferable, hopelessly dense sufficiency which nothing but the frequentation of science can give to the dulness of common mortals.
She has given herself up, more and more hopelessly, to her own brooding thoughts; thoughts which I believe first entered her mind on the day when the utter ruin of the prospects on which her marriage depended was made known to her.
It excited fresh pity in those who had heard him to see a man of apparently sound sense, and with rational views on every subject he discussed, so hopelessly wanting in all, when his wretched unlucky chivalry was in question.
It is generally found possible -- by a little artificial compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly irregular are led to execution.
Pfuel was one of those hopelessly and immutably self-confident men, self-confident to the point of martyrdom as only Germans are, because only Germans are self-confident on the basis of an abstract notion- science, that is, the supposed knowledge of absolute truth.
Since he was hopelessly divided from her, he might surely venture into her neighborhood; and as to the suspicious friends who kept a dragon watch over her-- their opinions seemed less and less important with time and change of air.
What I object to is the romantic thing which asks to be accepted with all its fantasticality on the ground of reality; that seems to me hopelessly bad.