hopeless


hopeless
Synonyms and related words:
Laodicean, Olympian, Pollyanna, absurd, affording no hope, aloof, apathetic, bad, barred, benumbed, blah, blase, bleak, bootless, cheerless, closed-out, comatose, comfortless, contrary to reason, cureless, deadly, deficient, dejected, depressed, desensitized, despaired of, despairing, desperate, despondent, desponding, detached, disconsolate, discouraged, disinterested, dismal, done for, downcast, dull, dying, excluded, expiring, facing death, fatal, forlorn, funereal, futile, given up, gloomy, glum, going, gone, grim, heartless, hebetudinous, hoper, immedicable, impossible, impracticable, in a stupor, in articulo mortis, in despair, in extremis, inadequate, incapable of life, incompetent, inconceivable, inconsolable, incorrigible, incurable, indifferent, inept, inferior, insoluble, insouciant, irredeemable, irremediable, irreparable, irretrievable, languid, lethal, lethargic, listless, logically impossible, lost, low, lugubrious, melancholy, miserable, moribund, morose, near death, nonchalant, nonviable, not possible, numb, numbed, oxymoronic, paradoxical, passive, phlegmatic, pluckless, pointless, poor, preposterous, prohibited, resigned, ridiculous, ruled-out, sad, self-contradictory, sinking, slack, slipping, slipping away, sluggish, soporific, sorrowful, spiritless, spunkless, stoic, stupefied, supine, terminal, torpid, unavailing, uncaring, unconcerned, uncorrectable, unfit, unhappy, unhopeful, unimaginable, uninterested, unqualified, unthinkable, unworkable, useless, vain, withdrawn, without hope, woebegone, worthless, wretched

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