What is another word for hopelessly?

Pronunciation: [hˈə͡ʊpləslɪ] (IPA)

Hopelessly is a word that describes a situation or a person who is without hope or optimism. There are various synonyms for hopelessly, such as despairingly, helplessly, forlornly, futilely, and desperately. Despairingly is used to describe an individual who is without hope or expectation of success. Helplessly means that one has been rendered unable to act or cope due to powerlessness or lack of choice. Forlornly is synonymous with hopelessly because it means feeling abandoned or lonely. Futilely is used to denote the futility of an effort to achieve a goal or accomplish something. Desperately is used to describe someone who has no other option or alternative and is acting out of desperation.

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What are the hypernyms for Hopelessly?

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What are the opposite words for hopelessly?

Hopelessly is an adverb that describes a situation or a person who is beyond help or has no hope for improvement or success. The antonyms for the word "hopelessly" include optimistically, hopefully, confidently, expectantly, and hopefully. Optimistically means to look forward to the future with a positive attitude and hope for a better outcome. Hopefully means to have hope or expectation towards something desirable. Confidently implies having faith in oneself, ability or a set of beliefs, while expectantly refers to a state of awaiting something with eagerness or anticipation. Positivity is the key to overcoming hopelessness, and having a hopeful attitude can turn a hopeless situation around.

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Usage examples for Hopelessly

He was a good companion, being quite ready and able to enter into the game of being hopelessly silly, which, the Crevequers had long since found, very many people, otherwise pleasant, quite failed to understand.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay
And I believe another two hours would drive me hopelessly insane.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
Had we waited another day, had we been out on the ice seeking walrus just twenty-four hours after our successful hunt, we should have been carried away in the sudden roaring gale, and hopelessly perished in the wind-swept deep.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Hopelessly

  • It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
    Margaret Anderson
  • I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. To me it was meaningless. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sings about the beauty of the work I wasn't doing.
    Theodore Bikel
  • My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost.
    Richard Branson
  • There are MAYBE 30 years worth of ideas out there... watch for the feature version of ER in about 25 years... Hollywood has become hopelessly chained to the bottom line.
    Bruce Campbell
  • It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one.
    Morris Raphael Cohen

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