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, incapacitatedadjective

    lacking in or deprived of strength or power

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

  2. helpless, lostadjective

    unable to function; without help

  3. helplessadjective

    unable to manage independently

    "as helpless as a baby"

Wiktionary

  1. helplessadjective

    Unable to defend oneself or to act without help.

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

  2. helplessadjective

    Uncontrollable.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Helplessadjective

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

  2. Helplessadjective

    beyond help; irremediable

  3. Helplessadjective

    bringing no help; unaiding

  4. Helplessadjective

    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.

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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. RVM:

    Many people age into a cage. They suddenly feel helpless waiting for death because they have no reason to live.

  2. Sarah Hyland:

    I had gone through 26 years of always being a burden, of always having to be looked after, having to be cared for because I've always had health issues. And it's a really helpless feeling, things like this can be really hard on a person.

  3. Daunte Wright:

    I felt anger, I felt sadness, I felt loss and I felt helpless, i don't want to feel helpless. I need my son to have justice.

  4. William Blake:

    My mother groan'd, my father wept Into the dangerous world I leapt, Helpless, naked, piping load, Like a friend hid in a cloud.

  5. Pam Lipp:

    Nothing prepares you for seeing your child in such turmoil. I felt helpless.

Images & Illustrations of helpless

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