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Emotional WeightPlay
Use 'hopeless' to express a strong, sad emotion when a situation feels uncontrollable. SlideAfter many attempts, they were still hopeless about finding a cure.
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Not Always LiteralPlay
'Hopeless' can be exaggerated in casual conversation, not implying true despair. SlideI'm hopeless at cooking; I can't even boil water!
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Context SensitivePlay
The word can be insulting if used to describe people; use with caution. SlideCalling someone hopeless can be hurtful, even if said in jest.