One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A feeling or state of despair; lack of hope.‘his face bears the expression of utter hopelessness’‘I was overcome by the hopelessness of the situation’
- ‘The utter hopelessness of attempting to gain sleep while shuttling to and fro inside a coach is almost impossible to communicate.’
- ‘He soon realised the hopelessness of the cause when he failed to raise any forces among the subdued and disillusioned people.’
- ‘There was not the same sense of hopelessness that prevailed in previous conflicts.’
- ‘There is hope in the midst of hopelessness.’
- ‘We need to raise expectations in this country for those who experience hopelessness.’
- ‘He did express feelings of hopelessness about his current situation and of an overwhelming desire for help to remain there.’
- ‘They realise the hopelessness of their situation but cannot bring themselves to discard it either.’
- ‘I have experienced economic hopelessness a number of times in my life, primarily due to working my way through thirteen years of university study.’
- ‘Both stories capture the hopelessness and desperation of grinding poverty, but in very different ways.’
- ‘I did not feel angry, it was more a feeling of hopelessness.’
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