helplessness, weakness, impuissance(noun)
powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
"in spite of their weakness the group remains active"
the state of needing help from something
a feeling of being unable to manage
The state of being helpless.
A feeling of inadequacy or impotence.
The numerical value of helplessness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of helplessness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Selfishness is the biggest form of helplessness as it makes the person blind so much that he fails to search his true self for being always in the lurch.
The most interesting in these portraits are eyes -- a very strange helplessness, prisoners created portraits because the desire to have an image was very strong.
We've seen the needle move from flawlessness in the '50s to absolute helplessness in the '90s and now we kind of want the needle to come back down the center where it should be, we're not Superman, but we're not idiots either.
We cannot bear any longer to sit back and watch bodies of children and women washed ashore on the coasts of the Mediterranean and Aegean as a result of a forced helplessness, the solution of this crisis is through bringing down the tyrannic regime in Syria.
Compassion fatigue is a well-established concept in the realm of health care providers. First observed in nurses who worked in emergency rooms, it describes the sense of helplessness and hopelessness that can overtake a person providing care for someone whose suffering seems never-ending and insurmountable.
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