Related formshap·less·ly, adverbhap·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for hapless
It helps that Wendy Davis is a hapless opponent, but as a test proving it can be done, any success is welcomed.
“At first I was happy to be learning to read,” explains the hapless adult illiterate Office Barbrady in an early episode.
It becomes a hapless gesture of uninformed social media departments who perceive the potential of engagement without consequences.
With them are thousands of other hapless mall-goers, descending rapidly into deadly anarchy.The War Inside: Terrorism & Teenhood in ‘No Dawn Without Darkness’|Hugh Ryan|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally, Cleese goose-steps out of the dining room as the hapless Germans cringe and sob.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Who should call on me but the father of the hapless Harry Robinson.The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne|William J. Locke
She inquired the name of the man of rank who had acted so treacherously to the hapless girl.The Golden Dog|William Kirby
The vessels bearing the new Governor and Intendant, however, suffered the most hapless violence.Old Quebec|Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
Sleep in peace, ill-starred daughter of my hapless fatherland!The Reign of Greed|Jose Rizal
Yet to them these hapless babes must look for all the earthly happiness they could hope to enjoy.Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal|Sarah J Richardson