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

 hope·less·ly /-li/

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

      adv 1: in a hopeless manner; "the papers were hopelessly jumbled";
             "he is hopelessly romantic"
      2: in a dispirited manner without hope; "the first Mozartian
         opera to be subjected to this curious treatment ran
         dispiritedly for five performances" [syn: dispiritedly]
      3: without hope; desperate because there seems no possibility
         of comfort or success; "he hung his head hopelessly"; "`I
         must die,' he said hopelessly" [ant: hopefully]