What does helpless mean?

Definitions for helplessˈhɛlp lɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word helpless.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. helpless, incapacitated(adj)

    lacking in or deprived of strength or power

    "lying ill and helpless"; "helpless with laughter"

  2. helpless, lost(adj)

    unable to function; without help

  3. helpless(adj)

    unable to manage independently

    "as helpless as a baby"

Wiktionary

  1. helpless(Adjective)

    Unable to defend oneself or to act without help.

  2. helpless(Adjective)

    Uncontrollable.

  3. Origin: From helples, from *, equivalent to . Compare hulpeloos, hilflos, hjälplös.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Helpless(adj)

    destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one's self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant

  2. Helpless(adj)

    beyond help; irremediable

  3. Helpless(adj)

    bringing no help; unaiding

  4. Helpless(adj)

    unsupplied; destitute; -- with of

Freebase

  1. Helpless

    Helpless is a play by Dusty Hughes which premièred at the Donmar Warehouse, London on March 2, 2000. It is set in England before, during, and after the 1997 general elections, which resulted in New Labour's landslide victory and in Tony Blair becoming Prime Minister.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of helpless in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of helpless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Noelle Hancock:

    It was such a helpless feeling.

  2. B. F. Skinner:

    Society attacks early when the individual is helpless.

  3. James Baldwin:

    It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.

  4. Charnesia Corley:

    It was embarrassing, degrading, i felt low, I felt helpless.

  5. Andrew Kauff:

    What a helpless feeling and high stress levels are now at our home.

Images & Illustrations of helpless

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