Translation of hopeless in Spanish:


desesperado, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈhoʊpləs//ˈhəʊplɪs/


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    • 1.1(allowing no hope)

      (situation) desesperado
      (love) sin esperanzas
      (love) imposible
      (task) imposible
      it's a hopeless case Medicine 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      • That delicious uncertainty has been replaced by despairing, hopeless inevitability.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.

  • 2informal

    (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
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    (cry) de desesperación
    (mood) abatido
    (mood) desesperanzado