Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
hope + -less
hopeless (comparative more hopeless, superlative most hopeless)
- Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.
- I am a woman, friendless, hopeless. -Shakespeare.
- Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate.
- A hopeless cause.
Usage notes 
- Nouns to which "hopeless" is often applied: case, situation, romantic, love, cause, person, despair, life, undertaking, alcoholic, man, endeavor, place, pain, agony, project.
destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing