Synonym of hopeless

Alternative for hopeless

Antonym: hopeful,

Adjective

Feeling or causing despair
despairing desperate despondent forlorn pessimistic dejected demoralised demoralized disconsolate downhearted wretched anguished defeatist distressed helpless melancholic miserable morose oppressed sad woebegone abject bearish depressed desolate disheartened dismal dolorous downbeat downcast gloomy heartbroken pained tragic upset bleak blue brokenhearted discouraging doomed negative resigned weary sunk unfortunate unmitigable inconsolable melancholy broken-hearted in despair without hope grief-stricken in pain long-suffering up the creek unhappy discouraged woeful hapless crestfallen dispirited down glum low-spirited jinxed luckless cursed cast down down in the dumps sorry ill-fated low ill-starred saddened heartsick heartsore unlucky calamitous doleful star-crossed sorrowful afflicted down in the mouth out of luck mournful heavyhearted droopy hangdog joyless disappointed poor cheerless troubled as sick as a parrot dismayed unsuccessful bad lamentable deplorable choked stricken disastrous unpropitious suicidal snakebitten forsaken destitute unprosperous pitiful shot down snakebit in the pits awkward pitiable adverse hard luck pathetic infelicitous in a bad way sick as a parrot devastated in low spirits broken ruined chapfallen shattered regrettable unfavourable burdened inopportune unfavorable ruinous chap-fallen unconfident ill-omened piteous sorrowing daunted mourning grieving crushed worthless spiritless fed up weighed down disadvantageous gutted in the dumps long-faced let down hurting unsatisfied cut up sad sack morbid inept untoward damaging unbecoming unsuitable inappropriate unhopeful defeated fraught distraught overcome disadvantaged ill-chosen unoptimistic at the end of one's tether at one's wits' end frantic anxious blighted heavy-hearted stark outcast down-in-the-mouth moody dragged mopey listless brooding dull misfortunate no-win strabilious cynical bummed out awful degrading appalling atrocious torn-up brassed off destroyed unconsolable cheesed off discontent in the doldrums ripped singing the blues inauspicious can't win untimely in the soup not a prayer deflated direful dire sullen bodeful sinistrous baneful ominous baleful put off deterred dashed hexed voodooed loser sombre rueful somber at the end of your tether at end of one's rope disheartening behind the eightball down on one's luck poor fish jonah comfortless solemn disillusioned discontented ill-boding unenthused unenthusiastic intimidated cowed lonesome dreary depressive lonely elegiacal drear dissatisfied disgruntled heartrending heartbreaking disenchanted disconcerted caved-in down-in-mouth beat beat-down come-apart powerless bummed mirthless downtrodden sour frustrated discomfited Eeyorish down-and-out hurt displeased chagrined miffed having lost heart lacking in confidence lacking in enthusiasm beaten disturbed perturbed bothered aghast irked bummed-out cast-down griefstricken damp worsted vanquished baulked objecting balked gone to pieces lost momentum in blue funk in a funk with cold feet taken down all torn up in a blue funk tearful lugubrious weeping down and out wistful out of sorts teary grim regretful grieved bereaved funereal tristful weepy lachrymose agonized down-hearted agonised subdued bleeding painful crummy emotional saturnine tormented pensive suffering sapped shaken distressing plaintive grievous dysphoric aggrieved bitter black dolent torn up on a downer sulky sick at heart in tears depressing dour flat grumpy low in spirits dolesome plangent heavy bewailing bemoaning wailing aching elegiac harrowing sunk in gloom in grief in doldrums heart-rending ruthful low-down with a long face in the toilet bowed down abashed shamefaced concerned enervated overwhelmed sheepish lamenting discombobulated uptight bugged shook sepulchral mopish broody tortured traumatized unnerved antsy crabbed surly angst-ridden adust funeral deploring wounded thrown bereft shook up ticked off teed off browned off peed off heavy with grief overcome with sorrow traumatised in sorrow in mourning down in dumps full of sorrow triste languid languorous gray grey worried very sad dark sore burned contused apathetic undermined angry annoyed cross mortified remorseful sorry for oneself nostalgic unmanned taken aback without energy drained pining prostrated atrabilious clouded dampened drooping sagging humourless humorless empty devitalized churlish sick dirgeful emo heart-sick lovesick ill-humoured huffy lowered bowed ill-humored off sluggish cringing browbeaten guilty sorry for yourself troubling tear-jerking affecting saddening depressant dolorific afflictive reflective guilty-looking furtive afflicting prostrate with grief threnodic dirge-like down in mouth ashamed embarrassed uncomfortable sneaking uneasy crying shot-down unable to be comforted unable to be consoled let-down not happy strained lost cowering humiliated conscience-stricken racked ailing have the blahs forgotten homeless abandoned beside oneself with grief godforsaken sobbing friendless uncared-for languished crabby moping ugly whimpering snivelling feeling low dragging solitary defenseless defenceless fruitless alone close to tears blubbering maudlin larmoyant vexed agitated discomposed ruffled disquieted sniveling on the verge of tears feeling down full of gloom harassed wrecked discountenanced flustered aflutter plagued dreadful easily moved haunted spooked harrowed in floods of tears with tears in your eyes blue funk catastrophic fatal looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny jumpy persecuted unglued deadly shocking terrible cataclysmic strung out moving agonizing galling devastating stirring disturbing distressful horrendous vexatious gruesome at in a stew racked with suffering in a tizzy racked with pain lethal mortal crushing deathly agonising fateful destructive sob story

Adjective

Not capable of being redeemed
irremediable incurable incorrigible irredeemable irreparable irreversible lost irrecoverable irreformable irretrievable unrecoverable unredeemable unwavering helpless irrevocable remediless unchangeable uncorrectable uncurable unfixable unshakeable cureless fatal fruitless gone grave permanent serious terminal beyond recovery beyond remedy beyond repair despaired of past cure past remedy beyond hope beyond recall ill-fated past hope inveterate impossible confirmed unsalvageable chronic persistent hardened long-standing habitual dyed-in-the-wool unrepentant unashamed severe lasting complete irreclaimable written off futile obsessive unreformable addicted long-established established diehard compulsive obsessional pathological committed deep-dyed doomed past mending useless unapologetic thoroughgoing thorough utter bad absolute beyond cure unrectifiable unrestorable unrepairable unalterable final lost and gone regular seasoned addictive shameless dependent uncontrollable hooked gone forever deadly unmitigable mortal nowhere to go out of time congenital fallen sad worsening unreclaimable irremedial broken ruined destroyed irreplaceable beyond redress unsavable unregainable cursed wretched no-win up the creek accursed desperate given up gone for ever condemned failed afflicted excommunicated vulnerable past praying for aimless blighted alone pointless losing intractable wasted bleak profitless forlorn unprofitable entrenched unreformed uncontrite hard-core impenitent out-and-out deep-rooted hollow ineffectual unachievable ineffective worthless firm devoted loyal unswerving staunch faithful dedicated steadfast abandoned beastly beyond redemption loser wicked recidivous true blue unfaltering full-bore through and through right-down card-carrying arrant irrepressible eternal undying mad keen dyed-in-the wool keen as mustard bred-in-the-bone ingrained obdurate fixed remorseless ineradicable unregenerate unremorseful unrepenting deep-seated unabashed unblushing brazen conscienceless set accustomed obstinate constant true uncompromising recurrent die-hard well-established reprobate incessant frequent callous defiant relentless through-and-through driven infixed full-fledged instilled deep-down genuine irresistible hardhearted recidivistic deeply ingrained impulsive by habit to the core out and out without regret without remorse prevalent recurring besetting not contrite rooted settled deep perennial lifelong intrenched devout resolute enduring ardent proved fervent earnest vehement immutable stalwart indelible unyielding wholehearted fiery torrid unshakable fanatical intransigent longtime supreme stubborn zealous inexorable definite explicit staid inured habituated sicker bona fide hard-line all-consuming firmly established well established deep-set red-hot hard-shell

Adjective

Very bad or incompetent
incompetent useless pathetic appalling atrocious awful dreadful frightful inadequate inferior lousy terrible abysmal dire duff ineffective ineffectual rotten bad incapable inept pants poor rubbish inproficient unproficient weak very bad very poor no good a dead loss a load of pants unable to do something for toffee unable to do something to save one's life unsatisfactory substandard crummy lamentable deplorable laughable woeful poxy pitiful chronic execrable shoddy wretched disgraceful miserable pits abominable second-rate mediocre deficient God-awful sorry worthless horrible diabolical bum dismal defective inexpert amateurish faulty not up to scratch not up to snuff third-rate low-grade imperfect shocking unfit rubbishy trashy inapt nasty feeble unskilled unacceptable bungling ropy cheap unskillful egregious unqualified disappointing junky inefficient shameful schlock schlocky gimcrack punk wanting low-rent cut-rate insufficient bargain-basement not much cop odious paltry horrendous unskilful common coarse trumpery sleazy cheapjack unfitted sucky impotent second-class dissatisfactory unable el cheapo not up to par not good enough pitiable repugnant distasteful careless hideous offensive obnoxious loathsome horrid gross disastrous godawful lacking cheesy suboptimal subpar inefficacious unsuitable inexperienced powerless lacking ability ham-fisted cack-handed bush-league mean leaving much to be desired negligent rancid repellant fulsome repellent revolting noxious disgusting nauseating scandalous obscene foul abhorrent sickening repulsive ugly evil noisome nauseous contemptible unpleasant hellacious disagreeable amateur cruddy lame clumsy raw untrained direful vile outrageous bodger awkward low damnable blundering limited abject unapt off meager meagre sad wack crumby wrong bush broken two-bit maladroit crude disqualified unequipped ineligible improper inappropriate unhandy butterfingers unsuited unproductive below standard not equal to not up to it below par green ghastly regrettable despicable from hell unequal unsound grim unfortunate slovenly derisory tricky reduced excruciating dirty sneaking ratty grubby scabby scummy scurvy impaired amiss desperate unspeakable little flawed piss-poor dime-a-dozen sour god-awful insubstantial restricted inappreciable inconsiderable sparing tinhorn hapless stupid for the birds unwelcome harmful well below par shabby piddling subnormal not much chop no great shakes strictly for the birds of a sort unprofessional under-strength floundering incapacitated cowboy ill-suited incompatible flimsy junk not proper unadvantageous futile inconsistent skill-less helpless uninitiated unadapted unreliable undependable out to lunch not cut out for less capable not have it catastrophic grievous calamitous unseemly impermissible exceptionable objectionable intolerable insupportable displeasing inadmissible undesirable insufferable unimpressive reprehensible stinking dodgy dubious unreasonable questionable grotty garbage tatty condemnable scurrilous out cheapo irremediable indefensible stinky losing naive uncool vulnerable dependent frail inacceptable unappealing uninviting reject unequal to the task won't do low-quality over the fence not on tenth-rate less-than-stellar from hunger below average poor-quality not quite the done thing poor quality half-baked second rate not cricket of poor quality not up to standard beyond the pale of low quality out of order under par not up to something not know one's arse from one's elbow not up to not equal to something out of one's depth bumbling ungraceful klutzy undexterous gauche rough unfacile botched unsuccessful wooden fumbled butterfingered artless ham-handed all fingers and thumbs all thumbs heavy-handed tawdry base lemon tacky tinny jerry-built not up to much average sub-par middling indifferent ordinary poorer hack déclassé cheap and nasty the pits good-for-nothing low-end damaged downmarket unexceptional pedestrian incomplete unworthy naff twopenny-halfpenny malfunctioning cracked warped scratched torn deformed inoperative valueless blemished not working unfinished dud not functioning injured half-pie run-down cheapie a dime a dozen buckled non-functioning makeshift brummagem ill beastly gaudy meretricious unsatisfying sketchy knackered end-of-the-pier detestable icky grody in disrepair cheap-jack sick marred gone wrong weak sauce kitsch scroungy entry-level pinchbeck tattered bottom-rung two a penny rinky-dink dime-store Brummagem on the blink brassy commonplace rickety yucky distorted throwaway uncomfortable ramshackle hateful twopenny ropey tasteless kitschy vulgar badly built chipped second-best poorly thrown together tinpot second class underwhelming worse slipshod off-color poopy anticlimactic raunchy downer diddly bummer blah bad news fallacious grungy not good erroneous not the best trifling unfulfilling dilapidated plastic scruffy pretentious broken-down dingy seedy inglorious low-down negligible bathetic uninteresting failing buggy trivial minimal not all it's cracked up to be falling short disillusioning insignificant distressing unhealthy abnormal seconds on the bum minor-league minor league small potatoes not satisfying short scarce shy needing scant scrappy scanty skimpy exiguous unassembled rare undersupplied infrequent underprovided outta gas found wanting third string not enough second string second fiddle not make it unsaleable unsellable partial craptacular patchy immature undeveloped inexact rudimentary vicious faultful bottom-of-barrel disfigured minus fallible in a state of disrepair few bugs

Adjective

Incapable of being realized, achieved or solved

Adjective

Tending to cause great distress or anxiety
lamentable tragic woeful dreadful terrible awful wretched dire deplorable distressing appalling miserable unfortunate grievous heartbreaking sad rotten disastrous pitiful regrettable calamitous shameful execrable heartrending harrowing upsetting unlucky mean distressful egregious grave sorrowful mournful unfavourable dirty tragical unfavorable ignominious intolerable melancholy desperate afflictive inexcusable meager meagre hurting gut-wrenching god-awful frightful lousy critical sorry poor parlous chronic bad alarming serious horrible dismal catastrophic cataclysmic godawful outrageous direful atrocious irretrievable ugly abysmal horrendous ghastly dangerous hazardous precarious perilous acute risky dicey hairy dodgy nasty unstable mediocre irredeemable inept pathetic crummy diabolical shoddy unsatisfactory rubbish shabby sucky inferior very bad disgraceful inadequate derisory laughable ridiculous rueful absurd affecting ludicrous abominable disappointing foolish-looking silly hideous beastly odious second-rate third-rate contemptible grim ruinous shocking pressing crucial crying fearful urgent unspeakable extreme cruel gloomy drastic terrifying intimidating ominous horrid dread frightening spine-chilling redoubtable scary formidable forbidding fearsome hair-raising devastating crippling horrifying bodeful portentous exigent oppressing fierce terrific scowling abhorrent monstrous vile vicious heinous wicked loathsome evil savage gruesome barbaric horrific villainous fiendish scandalous barbarous grisly infamous nefarious brutish nightmarish sickening despicable lurid macabre gross brutal inhuman hateful foul ruthless offensive base merciless disgusting murderous iniquitous hellish dark repellent revolting repugnant obscene nauseating grewsome nightmare unforgivable flagitious depraved immoral stinking devilish bestial satanic aberrant morbid dreaded severe insufferable inconvenient punk unnerving disturbing petrifying unwelcome excessive menacing threatening treacherous criminal sinful reprehensible rancid distasteful repellant fulsome insupportable noxious obnoxious repulsive unseemly noisome nauseous infernal unpardonable opprobrious disreputable wild untrue red hot gossiping backbiting detracting highly improper maligning indecent vilifying traducing detractive black black-hearted low flagrant low-down hostile unsafe aggressive violent sinister feral harsh inhumane disgustful brute sick-making truculent sadistic sick heartless loathly wanton scurvy butcherly intimidatory untamed ill-boding foreboding malevolent spiteful cacodemonic facinorous grody beyond the pale uncivilised rancorous minatory deadly viperous hurtful minacious serpentine malicious venomous uncivilized abandoned uncontrollable malignant rowdy vindictive ferocious

Adjective

Deeply pessimistic
dark dismal pessimistic gloomy downbeat cynical bleak grim negative sombre despondent gloom-ridden depressing grave dreary morose cheerless fatalistic foreboding joyless defeatist drab melancholy glum lugubrious somber depressed despairing discouraging dejected demoralised demoralized desolate disheartening dispiriting funereal morbid troubled worrying dim harsh miserable mournful sullen bitter black doleful horrid oppressive alarmist austere distrustful doubting suspicious unfortunate unhappy chilly unenthusiastic Eeyorish cold comfortless depressive disconsolate drear dreich elegiac elegiacal godforsaken gray grey saturnine sepulchral solemn wretched dire sad forlorn distressing unfavorable unfavourable unpromising plutonian Cimmerian murky inauspicious tenebrific tenebrous chill uninviting sunless unpleasant bad woeful upsetting darkening sorry heartbreaking pathetic lonesome ominous unpropitious heartrending saddening lonely disappointing tragic terrible dreadful harrowing cloudy disagreeable poor lamentable abject awful painful distressful melancholic adverse troublesome hard pitiable demoralizing sorrowful bearish daunting pitiful rueful horrible desperate uncomfortable doubtful piteous sinister blue regrettable displeasing unlikely grievous dejecting horrific dispirited appalling difficult off-putting demoralising heart-rending disadvantageous portentous downhearted squalid disconcerting resigned doomed sorrowing traumatic sordid down dolorous shameful jinxed crushing distressed dour execrable inferior deplorable lousy foul unnerving humourless humorless woebegone discouraged cursed indigent scungy impoverished detestable scurvy teary tearful rotten unhopeful disenchanting gut-wrenching poignant tough low unlucky shocking dingy ghastly ill-omened ill-fated disturbing unwelcome down in the dumps agonising agonizing lachrymose parlous looking on the black side given to looking on the black side unencouraging tragical sober intolerable unoptimistic disquieting discomforting broken-hearted grieving heartbroken grief-stricken acherontic acheronian sickening mourning anguished devastated inconsolable downcast horrendous misanthropic crestfallen gruesome afflictive atrocious worried bad-tempered grumpy moody unsmiling uncommunicative taciturn God-awful doomy full of despair phlegmatic ill-tempered unresponsive heart-breaking low-spirited moping sulky long-faced inopportune creepy baleful looking on the dark side spineless down in the mouth hostile in low spirits in the dumps excruciating mirthless dolesome dubious infelicitous ill-timed moving vexatious discomposing troubling dismaying injurious perilous too bad plangent horrifying derisible mortifying pensive heart-wrenching tear-jerking frightful exacting severe forbidding inhospitable exigent alarming testing despicable contemptible disgraceful vile threatening straitened objectionable strained unfriendly treacherous direful ill-boding hard-pressed lurid chilling shadowy nightmarish pressing discommodious precarious tortured harmful messy undesirable jeopardous apocalyptic dangerous rocky full of hardship very bad trashy shoddy filthy mephitical perplexing hellish irritable unkind distasteful frightening unpalatable repellant repellent bewildering loathsome vexing revulsive frustrating macabre unamusing aggravating uncongenial irritating annoying unpleasing irksome abhorrent galling repugnant perturbing destitute derisory doom-laden sincere vain poverty-stricken unrealistic lost pious unduly optimistic dull menacing minatory cast down bodeful ill unwelcoming ugly minacious baneful lowering wintry spiritless impending heavy-hearted wintery mopey hurting fateful serious bare stark clinical impersonal institutional droopy heavyhearted heartsick heartsore saddened brokenhearted looming evil heavy sinistrous brooding glowering drearisome warning intimidatory hangdog dirgelike overhanging bland dragged draggy chap-fallen afflicted jarring louring down-and-out intimidating imminent thunderous malign minatorial lamenting comminatory bullying scary doomful malefic earnest sedate terrorizing clouded chapfallen dirge-like nasty stern near aggressive close upcoming forthcoming portending impendent lowery loury scowling mopish broody crushed disheartened terrorising weighty staid sunk in gloom upset disappointed in the pits sourpuss muted subdued fed up in the doldrums at hand in a blue funk stony-faced bummed out no-nonsense poker-faced shot down uncaring ruined abandoned deserted unimpassioned brewing waste solitary unmoved spartan deathly Stygian obscure hollow overcast cautionary admonitory plaintive nostalgic dampening maudlin unsafe bereft threnodic threnodial exequial deathlike funebrial premonitory fearsome terrifying mean-looking sorry for oneself frowning lorn touching depressant have the blahs crabbed surly oppressed weary companionless in pain down-in-the-mouth precursive augural malificent presaging suggestive prophetic prescient haunting fearful having the blahs having blue devils singing the blues repressing dissuading hindering deterring approaching cut up blue funk not hopeful in the wind not encouraging shamefaced choked atrabilious dampened drooping dashed sagging untoward brassed off cheesed off all torn up sick as a parrot hurt languished emotional out of sorts dysphoric bowed down in tears languorous triste bereaved weepy down in mouth in grief hapless regretful in doldrums down in dumps crabby broken aggrieved tristful listless down-hearted sick at heart languid wistful grieved eerie evil-looking spooky eldritch malignant malevolent untimely ill-starred suggestive of evil hurtful dishonest perverse deleterious obnoxious pernicious blackhearted disastrous poisonous mischievous unchancy

Adjective

Not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome
inutile futile unproductive fruitless vain unavailing ineffective profitless ineffectual pointless unprofitable bootless worthless abortive valueless meaningless purposeless inept feckless counterproductive idle inoperative unpurposed weak nonfunctional unfunctional unusable impractical dysfunctional expendable scrap incompetent waste unavailable unworkable disadvantageous stupid impracticable good-for-nothing no good of no use useless unsuccessful inefficacious empty impotent in vain otiose barren hollow inefficient to no purpose aimless nugatory trivial insignificant senseless powerless feeble failed pathetic irrelevant hamstrung inexpedient thwarted unimportant trifling sterile wasted to no avail without rhyme or reason inadequate unhelpful unfit poor needless foiled incapable lame doomed footling inconsequential lousy purportless frustrated frivolous on a treadmill delusive wasteful inane uneconomic unrewarding nonsensical absurd groundless unremunerative unfruitful forlorn insubstantial unsuitable insane fatuous rotten baseless unserviceable casual baulked misfired frustaneous unlucrative dry gainless unfounded rambling stillborn nonpractical nongermane not pertinent superfluous redundant unnecessary time-wasting to no effect stymied of no avail without grounds not serious without foundation lacking foundation junky broken unuseful inoperable pants unnotable not a prayer no-win in vicious circle going nowhere void puny shuck misleading without success petty delusory balked slight paltry lost hindered stonewalled obstructed exhausted unsatisfactory unsubstantial unreal insufficient resultless unneeded no good to gundy no dice cramped defeated not useful blocked Sisyphean fouled up shiftless irresponsible unreasonable mindless unsound unmeaning lazy indolent slothful apathetic spiritless fustian uncareful unenterprising no-good spineless carefree unambitious incautious no-account careless unreliable reckless wild non-successful null unfructuous unable indecisive not worth the candle thankless no use unprolific chaffy forceless withered defeasible inferior neutralised innocuous neutralized limited anticlimactic bungled for nought of no value null and void insincere surplus inactive laggard failing invalid scant miscarried emasculate slack-spined motiveless miserable bungling cheap vapid banal pyrrhic a dead loss dead unimpressive not effective no go no way save one's breath insipid unsalable for naught specious bad Pyrrhic nonbinding nonvalid spinning one's wheels wild goose chase of no earthly use uncreative slow unyieldly nonproductive incoherent illogical incomprehensible unintelligible invertebrate silly vacuous foolish ridiculous

Antonym of hopeless

hopeless Idiom, Proverb

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