3. ululate, shrill, pipe, screak, shriek, screech, howl, scream, squawk, whoop, wail.
-n. 4. shout, bellow, clangor, caterwauling; commotion, rumpus, hubbub, noise, din; outcry, clamor, hue and cry.
5. derision, mockery, catcall, jeer, hiss, SI. razz, SI. raspberry, SI. Bronx cheer; mock, taunt, scoff, fleer, sneer, flout, twit, fling, gibe, Inf. zip.
hop, v. 1. jump, leap, jump or leap over, leapfrog, vault, clear; bound, buck, buckjump, frisk, skip, romp, spring. -n. 2. jump, leap, vault, bound, buck, buckjump, frisk, skip, romp, spring.
3. Informal, trip, quick trip, jaunt, junket; flight, short flight, leg, whistle stop.
4. Informal, dance, dancing party, social, hoedown, Inf. shindig, U.S. Inf. prom, U.S. Inf. sockhop.
hope, n. 1. expectation, desire, longing, want, fancy, wish; eagerness, craving, yearning, hankering, longing, Inf. yen, SI. letch; aspiration, ambition, dream, daydream, hopefulness.
2. promise, prospect, assurance, security, expectancy, confidence, anticipation, optimism, assumption; reliance, trust, faith, conviction.
-v. 3. expect, desire, believe, hold, doubt not; assume, deem likely, suppose, surmise, suspect.
4. anticipate, foresee, contemplate, look forward to, count upon, reckon on, aspire, watch for; be hopeful, have faith, hope against hope; rest assured, trust, believe, take heart, feel confident, be reassured, look on the bright or sunny side.
5. hope for long for, wish, have an eye to, have one's heart set on, have a fancy for; desire, be bent upon, aspire to, dream of; languish for, yearn for, hanker for, crave, pine for, hunger or thirst for, pant for.
hopeful, adj. 1. expectant, full of hope, anticipa-tive, anticipating, looking forward to; optimistic, assured, confident, Inf. bullish.
2. promising, raising one's hopes, looking up, upbeat; encouraging, inspiriting, heartening, fortifying, vivifying, elating; auspicious, of good omen, favorable, propitious, assuring, reassuring; fair, pleasant, bright, rosy, roseate, gladdening,
hopeless, adj. 1. beyond hope, despaired of, lost, irredeemable; beyond recovery, irrecoverable, irrevocable, past cure, incurable, irremediable, remediless; beyond repair, irreparable, irretrievable, irreclaimable; serious, grave, fatal, deadly.
2. desperate, reckless, rash, precipitate, impetuous; ill-conceived, headlong, breakneck, madcap, foolhardy, harebrained; incautious, imprudent, indiscreet, injudicious; dangerous, risky, hazardous, death-defying, daring, bold; frantic, mad, violent, wild, passionate, frenzied, frenetic; last-ditch, do-or-die.
3. despairing, despondent, disconsolate, inconsolable, comfortless, suicidal; dejected, depressed, melancholy, forlorn, downcast, Inf. down; wretched, miserable, broken-hearted, heartbroken; grief-stricken; cheerless, sad, plaintive, woeful, woebegone, rueful, sorrowful, dolorous, doleful, mournful, lugubrious, funereal; discouraged, disheartened, daunted, intimidated; concerned, worried, anxious.
4. impossible, futile, useless, vain; worthless, pointless, empty, idle; ineffective, unavailing, unattainable, unachievable, unobtainable, unfeasible.
5. inadequate, incompetent, inferior, poor, SI. no good, SI. lousy; unteachable, unmanageable, untracta-ble; unserviceable, unusuable; a lost cause.