1.1(allowing no hope)(situation) desesperado(love) sin esperanzas(love) imposible(task) imposibleit's a hopeless case — Medicina no tiene cura
- he's a hopeless case — no tiene remedio
- We saw people jump out of windows in a desperate, but hopeless effort to escape.
- We felt that the situation had been hopeless, but Bill Sullivan assured us that we had all done very well.
- It seemed pretty hopeless and the Irish had very little sympathy or support from anyone else on the issue.
- Finally, never leave the examination hall in despair, however hopeless things may seem.
- One of my more hopeless but doggedly-pursued ambitions is to collect every one of those words.
- Yet he tries to find common factors which unite Indian cooking - perhaps a hopeless task.
- In the light of the authorities to which I have already referred, that ground of appeal was clearly hopeless.
- It sometimes seems like a hopeless situation, but there still remains some optimism.
- Out of work for months David faced not only a hopeless future but severe financial problems as well.
- Depressed victims believe that all mistakes are their own and believe their future is hopeless.
- If your situation really looks hopeless and your debts leave you in despair, it's best to get professional help.
- The situation seemed hopeless and desperation filled them both with anger.
- The direct reason was that she couldn't put up with the impoverishment and hopeless future.
- That delicious uncertainty has been replaced by despairing, hopeless inevitability.
- As I began chiselling away at the mound in front of me I realized that this was pretty hopeless.
- It also means that the cause of reforming the Arab world is not as hopeless as it looks today.
- I feel hopeless now and I don't want my life ruined just because I have not enough cash.
- They are now at the end of the visa-processing line, but their situation is far from hopeless.
- He recalled the intense despair, the tears and that hopeless cry for forgiveness.
- He said people felt helpless and hopeless over Garda services and many felt afraid to complain.
1.2(inveterate)(drunk) empedernido(gambler/liar/spendthrift) incurable(gambler/liar/spendthrift) incorregible(idiot) rematado(idiot) redomado
- My problem was that I was brilliant at English but hopeless at maths.
- Stefani says that she's hopeless at spelling and grammar, but that it doesn't matter.
- This complicates the process of selling them, as I am hopeless at keeping them in a safe place.
- I am hopeless at these things, but hopefully it will tax someone else.
- When will governments learn they are hopeless at running businesses?
- I said feebly that my husband dealt with that sort of thing - I was hopeless at filling in forms.
- His mum's doing the best she can, but she's on her own, and her ex is hopeless.
- Regrettably, until a few years ago, I was completely hopeless at money management.
- Springfield is populated by solitary obsessives who are hopeless at coexisting with fellow citizens.
- You may have to admit that even though you were good at doing your particular job, you were hopeless at running a company.
- I have the type of shyness which means I'm hopeless at introducing myself to strangers.
- We blokes are not quite as hopeless at communicating as we're constantly told.
- The staff were good on smiles and sartorial smartness, but fairly hopeless at actually doing what was required of them.
- Speaking of hopeless losers, would you like to come to my party on Saturday?
- Even if you're hopeless at saving for your future, it's really easy to start saving small sums for your children.
- I'm hopeless at talking about money, I give it away rather than deal with it.
- She's managing to pay the rent on her one-room apartment, even if she is a hopeless slob.
- The Act party really needs to ditch this hopeless excuse for a free-market advocate.
- The UK is just hopeless at coming up with legal responses to extremist activities.
- Donald was hopeless at gags and not very good at remembering jokes.
2coloquial(incompetent, inadequate)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 / 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(mood) desesperanzado