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English Dictionary: hopelessness by the DICT Development Group
2 results for hopelessness
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success
    Antonym(s): hopefulness
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hopeless \Hope"less\, a.
      1. Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good;
                     I am a woman, friendless, hopeless.   --Shak.
      2. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable;
            desperate; as, a hopeless cause.
                     The hopelessword of [bd]never to return[b8] Breathe
                     I against thee, upon pain of life.      --Shak.
      3. Unhoped for; despaired of. [Obs.] --Marston. --
            {Hope"less*ly}, adv. -- {Hope"less*ness}, n.
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