how to pronounce hopelessness


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the above transcription of hopelessness is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

hopelessness is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… into that space of hopelessness of …”

meanings of hopelessness


  1. The lack of hope; despair.

hopelessness frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hopelessness occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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