hopelessness (part of speech: noun)
desperation, abandonment, discouragement, hopelessness, heartlessness, glumness, cheerlessness, gloominess, melancholy, bleakness, anguish, despondency, moroseness, despair, pessimism, dispiritedness, misery, spiritlessness, dejection, depression, disheartenment, downheartedness
- There was a steaming mist in all the hollows, and it had roamed in its forlornness up the hill, like an evil spirit, seeking rest and finding none. - "A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution", Charles Dickens.
- Rotha looked and ran away; and as her feet went painfully clumping along the streets in Antoinette's big boots, some tears of forlornness dropped on the pavement. - "A Letter of Credit", Susan Warner.
- The last sentence was given with an unconscious forlornness of intonation which went to her friend's heart. - "Opportunities", Susan Warner.