Definition of Hopelessly

1. Adverb. In a hopeless manner. "He is hopelessly romantic"

Language type: Colloquialism
Partainyms: Hopeless



2. Adverb. In a dispirited manner without hope. "The first Mozartian opera to be subjected to this curious treatment ran dispiritedly for five performances"
Exact synonyms: Dispiritedly
Partainyms: Dispirited, Hopeless

3. Adverb. Without hope; desperate because there seems no possibility of comfort or success. "`I must die,' he said hopelessly"
Antonyms: Hopefully
Partainyms: Hopeless

Definition of Hopelessly

1. Adverb. In a manner showing no hope ¹

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Definition of Hopelessly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hopelessly

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hope chests
hoped
hoped-for
hoped for
hopeful
hopefull
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hopefullest
hopefully
hopefulness
hopefulnesses
hopefuls
hopeite
hopeless
hopelessly (current term)
hopelessness
hopelessnesses
hopene
hoper
hopers
hopes
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hopeth
hophead
hopheads
hopin'
hoping
hopingly
hopings

Literary usage of Hopelessly

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1. Essays and Essay-writing: Based on Atlantic Monthly Models by William Maddux Tanner (1918)
"Among other things, we are beginning to feel the necessity of erecting a few asylums for the hopelessly sane. The progress, if not the actual safety, ..."

2. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"... whereas this war after fifty years of militarism was a hopelessly professional war; from first to last it was impossible to get it out of the hands of ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"... or (4) made a general assignment for the benefit of his creditors ; or (5J admitted In writing hli Inability to pay hopelessly insolvent, ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"An attempt to re- ВД* the controversy by an attack upon Professor George Adam Smith in 1902 hopelessly collapsed. On the other hand, the passing of the ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"... that his property was mortgaged, etc. ; that O'Neal was hopelessly insolvent when he delivered said cattle to Daw- son, and after said delivery owned no ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Is modern Germany hopelessly decadent? R. of Rs. 39: 110-1. Ja. '09. March of the Germans. F: Palmer. 11. Collier's. 43: 13. Jl. 10, '09. ..."

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