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Synonyms for hopelessness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hopelessness(noun)

    the despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success

    Antonyms:
    hopefulness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hopelessness

    Discouragement is the result of so much repulse or failure as wears out courage. Discouragements too frequent and long continued may produce a settled hopelessness. Hopelessness is negative, and may result from simple apathy; despondency and despair are more emphatic and decided. Despondency is an incapacity for the present exercise of hope; despair is the utter abandonment of hope. Despondency relaxes energy and effort and is always attended with sadness or distress; despair may produce a stony calmness, or it may lead to desperation. Desperation is energized despair, vigorous in action, reckless of consequences.

    Synonyms:
    despair, desperation, despondency, discouragement

    Antonyms:
    anticipation, assurance, cheer, confidence, courage, elation, encouragement, expectancy, expectation, hope, hopefulness, trust

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    despair, desperation, powerlessness, helplessness, impotence

How to pronounce hopelessness?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say hopelessness in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#15811despair
#19210impotence
#23875desperation
#48812hopelessness
#49680helplessness
#73210discouragement
#73354powerlessness
#108546despondency

How to use hopelessness in a sentence?

  1. Nathan M. Pusey:

    It is more difficult to maintain a realistic sense of human limitation. To refuse to become frustrated and angry, to analyze, to assess, to seek to understand and explain. To determine to be adult and fair. And, thus, to work patiently to improve while refusing to succumb to either cynicism and hopelessness. It is the long way around, but it is the civilized way, and the only way for those who have truly to understand the role of humane learning.

  2. Virginia Spencer:

    Most of us, if we went through our life falling apart, losing our home, losing our children, going through tremendous depression and hopelessness, we're not the same people, what's rare about Pam is she still has something in her spirit that's loving, that's giving and that wants to help.

  3. Ian Lambie:

    Put bluntly, they experience a sense of hopelessness and complete vulnerability, and a lack of sensory stimulation from the outside world, any confinement needs to be for as limited a period of time as possible, allowing the young person to reintegrate into their surroundings.

  4. German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel:

    Tsipras and his government are leading the Greek people on a path of bitter abandonment and hopelessness.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Inspirations, motivations and happiness do cut and dry up depression, frustration and hopelessness. So, dare to be and remain happy, inspired and motivated.


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