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hopeless

Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊpləs; ˈhəʊplɪs/

Translation of hopeless in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 2 (incompetent, inadequate) [colloquial/familiar] 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 sth ser* negado para algo I'm hopeless at languages soy negada para los idiomas
  • 3 (despairing) [cry] de desesperación; [mood] abatido, desesperanzado
    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    • That delicious uncertainty has been replaced by despairing, hopeless inevitability.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.

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