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. Asherah Davidown:

    For the most part, a lot of people feel really helpless. Their livelihoods are at the fingertips of a corporation, theres still a lot of hurt and emotional recovery. Having our basic needs repeatedly taken away is really unfortunate.

  2. Janet Garner:

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

  3. Douglas Thisera:

    We were helpless - there was nothing we could do. Earth movers would come in and clear tracts overnight that had taken hundreds of years to grow.

  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. Glenn Calderbank:

    I know Kay feels helpless—like there’s nothing he can do, i was him, and we didn't get help, so I was going to be the hero.

Images & Illustrations of helpless

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