AskDefine | Define hopeless

Dictionary Definition

hopeless adj
1 without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down" [ant: hopeful]
2 of a person unable to do something skillfully; "I'm hopeless at mathematics"
3 certain to fail; "the situation is hopeless"
4 (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform; "she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers"; "he is a hopeless romantic"

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.
    I am a woman, friendless, hopeless. -Shakspeare.
  2. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable;
  3. desperate;
    A hopeless cause.


  • Czech: beznadějný
  • Dutch: hopeloos
  • Finnish: toivoton (1-3)
  • German: hoffnungslos (1-3)
  • Kurdish:
  • Persian: (na-omid)
  • Russian: безнадежный (beznadéžnyj)
  • Swedish: hopplös (1-3)
  • Spanish: desesperado


Extensive Definition

Hopeless Records is an independent record label located in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California. The label was started in 1993 by Louis Posen and financed by a group of private investors. Hopeless's artists are generally considered punk rock/pop punk, emo, or alternative rock.
The label's "charitable arm," Sub City Records, participates in a number of benefit tours such as the Take Action Tour. Each year Hopeless/Sub City releases a benefit compilation Take Action! which is a multidisc compilation of punk and other independent bands. The CD release usually coincides with the annual Take Action Tour.
Hopeless also owns, a music downloading site that offers songs and albums in DRM-free, 192 kbit/s MP3 format.


External links

hopeless in German: Hopeless Records
hopeless in Spanish: Hopeless Records
hopeless in Italian: Hopeless Records
hopeless in Russian: Hopeless Records

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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