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.
n : the despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort
or success [ant: hopefulness]