Hopelessness

(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Absence, want or loss of hope.
<- N
PARAG:Hopelessness->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ hopelessness
hopelessness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ despair
despair
desperation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ despondency
despondency
&c.(dejection) 837
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ pessimism
pessimism
pessimist
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ Job's comforter
Job's comforter
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ bird of bad omen
bird of bad omen
bird of ill omen
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ hope deferred
hope deferred
dashed hopes
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ vain expectation
vain expectation
&c.(disappointment) 509
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ airy hopes
airy hopes
&c.???&c.
???>858
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ forlorn hope
forlorn hope
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ gone case
gone case
gone coon
???>*
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ goner
goner
???>*
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ bad job
bad job
bad business
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ enfant perdu
enfant perdu
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ gloomy horizon
gloomy horizon
black spots in the horizon
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ slough of Despond
slough of Despond
cave of Despair
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ immedicabile vulnus
immedicabile vulnus
PARAG:Hopelessness->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ despair
despair
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lose all hope
lose all hope
give up all hope
abandon all hope
relinquish all hope
lose the hope of
give up the hope of
abandon the hope of
relinquish the hope of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ give up
give up
give over
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ yield to despair
yield to despair
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ falter
falter
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ despond
despond
&c.(be dejected) 837
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ jeter le manche apres la cognee
jeter le manche apres la cognee
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ inspire despair
inspire despair
drive to despair
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ disconcert
disconcert
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ dash one's hopes
dash one's hopes
crush one's hopes
destroy one's hopes
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ hope against hope
hope against hope
PARAG:Hopelessness->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ hopeless
hopeless
desperate
despairing
gone
in despair
au desespoir
forlorn
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inconsolable
inconsolable
&c.(dejected) 837
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ broken hearted
broken hearted
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ out of the question
out of the question
not to be thought of
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ impracticable
impracticable
&c. 471
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ past hope
past hope
past cure
past mending
past recall
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ at one's last gasp
at one's last gasp
&c.(death) 360
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ given up
given up
given over
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ incurable
incurable
cureless
immedicable
remediless
beyond remedy
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ incorrigible
incorrigible
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ irreparable
irreparable
irremediable
irrecoverable
irreversible
irretrievable
irreclaimable
irredeemable
irrevocable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ ruined
ruined
undone
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ immitigable
immitigable
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ unpromising
unpromising
unpropitious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ unasupicious
unasupicious
ill-omened
threatening
clouded over

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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