Antonyms of adj hopeless

4 senses of hopeless

Sense 1
hopeless (vs. hopeful) -- (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")

hopeful (vs. hopeless) -- (having or manifesting hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem")
        => anticipant, anticipative, expectant -- (marked by eager anticipation; "an expectant hush")

Sense 2
hopeless -- (of a person unable to do something skillfully; "I'm hopeless at mathematics")

INDIRECT (VIA unskilled) -> skilled -- (having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade")

Sense 3
hopeless -- (certain to fail; "the situation is hopeless")

INDIRECT (VIA impossible) -> possible -- (capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences")

Sense 4
hopeless -- ((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")

INDIRECT (VIA bad) -> good -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")

Similarity of adj hopeless

4 senses of hopeless

Sense 1
hopeless (vs. hopeful) -- (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")
       => abject, unhopeful -- (showing utter resignation or hopelessness; "abject surrender")
       => black, bleak, dim -- (offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things")
       => despairing, desperate -- (arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope; "a despairing view of the world situation"; "the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal"; "a desperate cry for help"; "helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether"; "her desperate screams")
       => despondent, heartsick -- (without or almost without hope; "despondent about his failure"; "too heartsick to fight back")
       => forlorn -- (marked by or showing hopelessness; "the last forlorn attempt"; "a forlorn cause")
       => futureless -- (having no prospect or hope of a future)
       => helpless, lost -- (unable to function; without help)
       => insoluble -- (without hope of solution; "an insoluble problem")
          Also See-> discouraging#1; impossible#1; pessimistic#1

Sense 2
hopeless -- (of a person unable to do something skillfully; "I'm hopeless at mathematics")
       => unskilled (vs. skilled) -- (not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship")

Sense 3
hopeless -- (certain to fail; "the situation is hopeless")
       => impossible (vs. possible) -- (not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation")

Sense 4
hopeless -- ((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")
       => bad (vs. good) -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")

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