What does helplessness mean?
Definitions for helplessness
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helplessness, weakness, impuissancenoun
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Want of succour; want of ability.
Etymology: from helpless.
The numerical value of helplessness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of helplessness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of helplessness in a Sentence
We, the Russian people, are against the war Putin has unleashed. We don’t support this war, it is being waged not on our behalf, i know that right now many of you feel desperation, helplessness, shame over Vladimir Putin’s attack on the friendly nation of Ukraine. But I urge you not to despair.
The hopelessness, helplessness I see in their eyes -- they want to do the very best they can.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:
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.
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.
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