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- Not hopeful.
1897, R.W. Church, Occasional Papers:
- 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":
- 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.