An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sad and lonely)
a. triste
Justin was forlorn after Fatima left him.Justin estaba triste después de que Fátima lo dejara.
2. (nearly hopeless)
a. desesperado
I read a happy novel in a forlorn attempt to distract myself from the national tragedy.Leí una novela feliz en un intento desesperado de distraerme de la tragedia nacional.
b. vano
I put the kids to bed late on Saturday in the forlorn hope they wouldn't wake me at 5 am Sunday.Acosté a los niños tarde el sábado con la vana esperanza de que no me despertaran a las 5 am el domingo.
3. (in poor condition)
a. abandonado
Andy holed up in a forlorn cottage in the woods in an attempt to finish writing his book.Andy se escondió en una casita abandonada en el bosque en un intento de terminar de escribir su libro.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (place)
a. abandonado(a)
2. (look)
a. desamparado(a)
3. (belief, attempt)
a. desesperado(a)
in the forlorn hope that…con la vana esperanza de que…
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forlorn [fəˈlɔːn]
[+person] triste; melancólico; (deserted) [+cottage] abandonado; (desperate) [+attempt] desesperado
to look forlorn tener aspecto triste; why so forlorn? ¿por qué tan triste?; a forlorn hope una vana esperanza
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