hopeless etymology

English word hopeless comes from English -less (Lacking (something); without (something).), English hope

Detailed word origin of hopeless

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-less English (eng) Lacking (something); without (something).
hope English (eng) (Christianity) The virtuous desire for future good.. (countable) A person or thing that is a source of hope.. (countable) The actual thing wished for.. (uncountable) The belief or expectation that something wished for can or will happen. (Scotland) A small bay; an inlet; a haven.. A sloping plain between mountain ridges. (intransitive) To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation [...]
hopeless English (eng) (of an adverse condition) Incurable.. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate.. Without hope; despairing; not expecting anything positive.. Without talent, not skilled.

Words with the same origin as hopeless

Descendants of -less
breathless clueless countless defenseless fearless flawless meaningless merciless needless penniless pointless priceless regardless relentless ruthless selfless senseless sleepless thoughtless timeless toothless topless useless wireless
Descendants of hope