how to pronounce hopeless


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hopeless is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of hopeless in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… what's hope life so hopeless is an easy …”

meanings of hopeless


  1. Incurable.
  2. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate.
  3. Without talent, not skilled.
  4. Without hope; despairing; not expecting anything positive.

hopeless frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word hopeless occurs in english on average 7.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics hopeless can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that hopeless can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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