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hope·less·ness

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hopelessnessnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    hopefulness

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  1. List of paraphrases for "hopelessness":

    despair, desperation, powerlessness, helplessness, impotence

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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. The Jimmy:

    As I said those words, I felt the loneliness, the hopelessness of people who had nowhere to turn, and my eyes filled with tears. I broke down sobbing.

  2. Pamela Burrell:

    I see myself in an apartment some day soon in the future. Would love to have my own restaurant. Right now I just want to be here. I just want to be sane, healthy, just moving along in the process, 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.

  3. Vaclav Havel:

    Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity...

  4. Bob Reish:

    When we write our goals down, we are able to use them as a road map when we feel lost in the stress and the hopelessness of the moment.

  5. Rashawn Ray:

    They are reacting to something very specific: a feeling of hopelessness, people who aren't from these neighborhoods see one incident: Freddie Gray. But here, Freddie Gray triggers collective memory and experiences that they've had over time, like their lives don't matter. People without jobs, trying to feed their families in neighborhoods without grocery stores. Sitting around not talking about, 'What did you do at school today?' but 'Did you get stopped by the police on your way home?' It's been brewing for decades.


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