hopeless vs hopeful
- of a person unable to do something skillfully
- (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform
- certain to fail
- without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
And I feel hopelessly undereducated, with all the MAs around me.
My job was often actually throwing the dart out of sight, since they were hopeless at aiming.
It is no more a sign of weakness to change leadership in wartime if success depends on it than it is to remove a baseball pitcher who is getting shelled in order to prevent the game from becoming hopelessly lost.
- likely to turn out well in the future
- having or manifesting hope
- an ambitious and aspiring young person
Hopefully, North Norfolk will soon shake off this surreal obsession with the Lib Dems and embrace their NE Cambs neighbour's decent Tory stance.
Hopefully, with two and a half days work last week I made enough money to cover my costs.
Hopefully, some of the more level-headed members of the council can prevail and make the Boom Town fiasco a bust.