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. Zannah Mustapha:

    These are children who do not even know what's their second name, where they hail from, their tribe, their religion, most of these children came from a very difficult background. Most of them saw when their parents were killed. They are confused and in a helpless state.

  2. Patty Murphy:

    ( I feel) anger, fury, rage. I feel despondent, helpless, hopeless, frustrated, but also it motivates me. It encourages me to help be a voice for people who can't be a voice and want to say these things, or can't say these things, like teachers.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Are you feeling helpless when you think about the dark roads of the future? Then read the biographies of the great men! Learn their life stories; they will lead you to the light! Buddha will lead you to the light; Gandhi will lead you to the light! Men of wider horizons will broaden our own horizons!

  4. Gerald Mukisa:

    I have asked for at least a gun to help scare people who want to do illegal activities but no one is listening, i am helpless.

  5. Tyre Sampson:

    When I found out it was my child, it took the breath out of me, it took some life out of me as well. It just made me numb and helpless because I wasn't there to protect my son.

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