Synonyms of hopeless in English:

hopeless


See definition of hopeless

adjective

1‘Jess looked at him in mute hopeless appeal’

SYNONYMS

despairing, without hope, in despair, desperate, dejected, downhearted, despondent, demoralized, disconsolate, downcast, wretched, woebegone, forlorn, negative, pessimistic, defeatist, resigned

ANTONYMS

optimistic

2‘she gave up on him as a hopeless case’

SYNONYMS

irremediable, beyond hope, lost, beyond remedy, beyond repair, beyond recovery, irreparable, irreversible, incorrigible, despaired of

past cure, incurable, grave, fatal, deadly

ANTONYMS

remediable, curable

3‘although the situation was hopeless, they sent in more troops’

SYNONYMS

impossible, beyond hope, with no chance of success, useless, no-win, futile, unworkable, impracticable, forlorn, pointless, vain

archaic bootless, parlous

ANTONYMS

hopeful

4‘Joseph was hopeless at school’

SYNONYMS

very bad, very poor, awful, terrible, dreadful, appalling, frightful, atrocious, inferior, incompetent, inadequate, ineffective

informal pathetic, useless, lousy, rotten, a dead loss, abysmal, dire

British informal duff, rubbish, a load of pants, unable to do something for toffee, unable to do something to save one's life

ANTONYMS

accomplished