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un- +‎ hopeful


unhopeful (comparative more unhopeful, superlative most unhopeful)

  1. Not hopeful.
    • 1897, R.W. Church, Occasional Papers[1]:
      As a young man, his was a severe and unhopeful mind, and the tendency to despond was increased by circumstances.
    • 1904, Various, Memories of Jane Cunningham Croly, "Jenny June"[2]:
      His pessimistic and unhopeful temperament was doubtless due to inherent and hereditary bodily weakness, and to the lack of muscular cultivation in his youth, which might have modified inherent tendencies.