What does the word hopeless mean?

Usage examples for hopeless

  1. Kirkwood settled back with a hopeless lift of his shoulders. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  2. But for the Captain and for Joe Bellot, I should have been hopeless. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  3. He felt it hopeless to lie down yet, and sat dressed by the fire. – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins