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Synonyms for hapless
ˈhæp lɪshap·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretchedadjective

    deserving or inciting pity

    "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"

    Synonyms:
    ridiculous, paltry, deplorable, scummy, woeful, slimy, execrable, suffering, scurvy, vile, low-down, despicable, inadequate, low, miserable, worthless, sad, piteous, lamentable, misfortunate, pitiable, distressing, measly, poor, pathetic, short, wretched, silly, sorry, pitiful, abject, unworthy, ugly

    Antonyms:
    fortunate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. haplessadjective

    Synonyms:
    luckless, unlucky, unfortunate, unhappy, wretched, miserable, forlorn, ill-starred, ill-fated

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hapless":

    unfortunate, unhappy

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How to use hapless in a sentence?

  1. John Travolta:

    With no explanation for what theMooses condition is and boy, is whatTravoltadoing a choice Durstand his main star have, rather than giving us a character, merely offered up a hapless, carnival figure of laughable madness, alternately impossible and improbable.

  2. Burgess Owens:

    We are not a hapless, hopeless race.

  3. Kenji Goto:

    He was hapless and didn't know what he was doing. He needed someone with experience to help him.

  4. Burgess Owens:

    Im so against anybody portraying that generation that didso much to raise such a great group of kidsto be looked at as hopeless and hapless, they would beput down and disgusted to be looked at as oppressed when we were victors.


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