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?

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How to say helpless in sign language?

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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. Pam Lipp:

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

  2. Donald Trump on Wednesday:

    He was left helpless to die as Hillary Clinton soundly slept in Hillary Clinton bed -- that's right, when the phone rang at 3 o'clock in the morning, Hillary Clinton was sleeping, ambassador Ambassador Chris Stevens and Ambassador Chris Stevens staff in Libya made hundreds of requests for security. Hillary Clinton’s State Department refused them all. Hillary Clinton started the war that put Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya, denied Ambassador Chris Stevens the security Ambassador Chris Stevens asked for, then left Ambassador Chris Stevens there to die.

  3. Marian Tupy:

    Some of the anti-capitalist impulse goes back to that hunter-gatherer mentality and not comprehending the complexity of the market economy, the complexity outpaced our ability to understand it. But even those who don’t understand markets should open their eyes and acknowledge its benefits : Worldwide, wherever economic freedom is allowed, millions of people have lifted themselves out of stoop labor and miserable poverty. Of course, not everyone can reap the benefits of markets. The sick, the mentally ill and other truly helpless people need a hand. But why assume government must provide that help ? Government does n’t do anything very well. Why not let private charity handle it ? I once assumed there was too much poverty for private charity to make much of a difference. But now I realize there is plenty of money, and private charity would do much more if government did n’t discourage it. When the welfare state took over poverty relief, it crowded out.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Life is astounding and not strange. If one thing is certain that is change, guide and choreograph the dance of creativity and save yourself from helpless captivity. Winds of change will allow you to give all you have and receive all you can with grace. Let change be seamless and not at a jolting pace. Be aware in the moment of change as it will determine your fall or rise, choreograph the change to MickeyMize.

  5. Lisa Kott:

    Watching your child suffering when you're helpless is one of the worst things you can experience in life, i know that death is on the doorstop. I'm not going to let him in, and he's going to be waiting there for a very long time. The difference between us and any other family is that they don't see him at the doorstep. I see him, and in true Southern fashion, I will give him a glass of iced tea while he waits. Because we're still going to dance and have fun in the presence of all that. It's not going to be doom and gloom in our house.

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