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American English: /ˈhoʊpləs/
British English: /ˈhəʊplɪs/

Translation of hopeless in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (allowing no hope)
    sin esperanzas
    it's a hopeless case
    es un caso perdido
    no tiene cura
    está desahuciado
    he's a hopeless case (pupil)
    no tiene remedio
    Example sentences
    • That delicious uncertainty has been replaced by despairing, hopeless inevitability.
    • Finally, never leave the examination hall in despair, however hopeless things may seem.
    • In the light of the authorities to which I have already referred, that ground of appeal was clearly hopeless.
    1.2 (inveterate)
    Example sentences
    • The staff were good on smiles and sartorial smartness, but fairly hopeless at actually doing what was required of them.
    • My problem was that I was brilliant at English but hopeless at maths.
    • When will governments learn they are hopeless at running businesses?
  • 2 (incompetent, inadequate) [colloquial]you're hopeless! give me the scissors
    ¡eres un inútil! dame esas tijeras
    as an interviewer, she's absolutely hopeless
    como entrevistadora, es una nulidad
    the train service on this line is hopeless
    el servicio de trenes en esta línea es desastroso or es un desastre
    to be hopeless at something
    ser negado para algo
    I'm hopeless at languages
    soy negada para los idiomas
  • 3 (despairing)
    de desesperación
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