- 1In a way that shows or causes despair: she sighed hopelesslyMore example sentences
despairingly, without hope, in despair, in anguish, in distress, desperately, dejectedly, downheartedly, despondently, disconsolately, wretchedly, miserably, forlornly, resignedly, pessimisticallyirretrievably, impossibly; extremely, very, desperately, totally, awfully, terribly, tremendously, frightfully, dreadfully• informal chronically
- And as I watched that final, trying hopelessly not to cry, consumed with indignant anger, my reality television bubble burst.
- And Casey has shown that the Tigers can go head-to-head with the Hawthorn board and beat it hopelessly.
- And we know he goes to Mass, frequently and hopelessly, lingering afterwards for an angry, ongoing dialogue with his patient priest (Brian O'Byrne).
- 2 [as submodifier] Used to emphasize that a situation is beyond hope of improvement; irredeemably: before long, he was hopelessly lost she is hopelessly in love with himMore example sentences
- The bulk of the adult population still farms tiny plots of hopelessly unproductive land in grinding poverty.
- Many times different versions of news appear to be hopelessly contradictory with each other.
- I turned my attention back to the ute, which was hopelessly bogged in thick black mud.