What does helpless mean?

Definitions for helpless
ˈhɛlp lɪshelp·less

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.

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

  2. helpless(Adjective)

    Uncontrollable.

    Etymology: 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.

How to pronounce helpless?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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

Examples of helpless in a Sentence

  1. Charles Caleb Colton:

    In America every woman has her set of girl-friends some are cousins, the rest are gained at school. These form a permanent committee who sit on each other's affairs, who 'come out' together, marry and divorce together, and who end as those groups of bustling, heartless well-informed club-women who govern society. Against them the Couple of Ehepaar is helpless and Man in their eyes but a biological interlude.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    You may not be able to give out all your resources/riches/fortune to the needy/helpless. But, you can give out some part of it/them just to advance the cause of the needy/helpless.

  3. Alexander Sokurov:

    Art is a helpless child -- we need him and we created him and he never grows up, art has its father and its mother and creators but it's sort of a helpless child that needs to be protected all the time.

  4. Janet Garner:

    Every step is painful, it feels like walking on sharp rocks— it’s really hard. I feel helpless and useless.

  5. Frank Herbert:

    If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.

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