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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hope·less /ˈhopləs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hope·less, a.
 1. Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.
    I am a woman, friendless, hopeless.   --Shak.
 2. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate; as, a hopeless cause.
 The hopelessword of “never to return”
 Breathe I against thee, upon pain of life.   --Shak.
 3. Unhoped for; despaired of. [Obs.]
 -- Hope*less*ly, adv. -- Hope*less*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: without hope because there seems to be no possibility of
             comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief";
             "with a hopeless sigh he sat down" [ant: hopeful]
      2: of a person unable to do something skillfully; "I'm hopeless
         at mathematics"
      3: certain to fail; "the situation is hopeless"
      4: (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of
         management or reform; "she handed me a hopeless jumble of
         papers"; "he is a hopeless romantic"