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.

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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. Kanta Prasad:

    Animals are dying without water. We can’t do anything, if we give water to animals, there’ll be none left for us. We’re feeling so helpless. Every drop of water counts.

  2. Aaron Bernstein:

    It's clear that many more people are seeing climate as an urgent issue of the present and that it's harming them now, i also was struck to see the numbers of people who identify climate change as happening and the percent of those people, some 62%, who feel helpless about climate change. Almost the same percent are angry.

  3. Josefine Larrauri:

    I feel helpless because the whole coast is threatened, whats the use of going all the way to Georgia if it can land there?

  4. Noam Chomsky:

    All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.

  5. Phil Davis:

    I'm Phil Davis. I write about this stuff -- not necessarily to this extent, but shootings and death -- all the time, but as much as I'm going to try to articulate how traumatizing it is to be hiding under your desk, you don't know until you're there and you feel helpless.

Images & Illustrations of helpless

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