Definition of hopelessly in English:


Line breaks: hope|less¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊpləsli


1In a way that shows or causes despair: she sighed hopelessly
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  • 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).
utterly, completely, irretrievably, impossibly;
extremely, very, desperately, totally, awfully, terribly, tremendously, frightfully, dreadfully
informal chronically
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 him
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  • 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.

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