helpless

  • 1 Helpless — Help less, a. 1. Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one s self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant. [1913 Webster] How shall I then your helpless fame defend? Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Beyond help; irremediable.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Helpless — may refer to:*Helplessness * Helpless (play), a play by Dusty Hughes * Helpless (song), a Neil Young song, most famously recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young * Helpless (1996 film), a film by Shinji Aoyama *Helpless (Buffy episode), an… …

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  • 3 Helpless — Episodio de Buffy the Vampire Slayer Título Indefensa (España Latinoamérica) Identificador 3ABB012 Episodio nº 12 Temporada …

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  • 4 helpless — I (Defenseless) adjective abandoned aidless, conquerable, deserted, exposed, expugnable, forsaken, friendless, guardless, in danger, inermis, inops, open to attack, pregnable, resourceless, shelterless, unaided, unarmed, unarmored, unbefriended,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 helpless — unable to act for oneself, c.1200, from HELP (Cf. help) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Helplessly; helplessness. In Middle English and later sometimes also unable to give help, affording no help (late 14c.), but this was never common …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 helpless — [adj] incapable, incompetent; vulnerable abandoned, basket case*, debilitated, defenseless, dependent, destitute, disabled, exposed, feeble, forlorn, forsaken, friendless, handcuffed, impotent, inefficient, inexpert, infirm, invalid, over a… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 helpless — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to defend oneself or to act without help. 2) uncontrollable. DERIVATIVES helplessly adverb helplessness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 helpless — [help′lis] adj. 1. not able to help oneself; weak 2. lacking help or protection 3. incompetent, ineffective, or powerless helplessly adv. helplessness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 helpless — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, lie, look, seem, stand, watch ▪ John felt completely helpless …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 helpless — help|less [ˈhelpləs] adj 1.) unable to look after yourself or to do anything to help yourself ▪ He began to feel depressed and helpless. ▪ a vicious attack on a helpless victim ▪ Newman threw out a hand in a helpless gesture. 2.) unable to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 helpless — help|less [ helpləs ] adjective * not able to do anything without help: He looked helpless sitting there all alone. be/feel helpless to do something: I knew they were lying but I felt helpless to do anything about it. a. helpless laughter, tears …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 helpless — [[t]he̱lpləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to inf, ADJ with n If you are helpless, you do not have the strength or power to do anything useful or to control or protect yourself. Parents often feel helpless, knowing that all the cuddles in the world… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 helpless — adjective 1 unable to look after yourself or to do anything to help yourself: Without proper defences we d be helpless against an enemy attack. | Why is he so helpless? 2 unable to control a strong feeling that you have (+ with): We rolled on the …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 helpless */ — UK [ˈhelpləs] / US adjective 1) not able to do anything without help He looked helpless sitting there all alone. be/feel helpless to do something: I knew they were lying but I felt helpless to do anything about it. 2) helpless laughter, tears etc …

    English dictionary

  • 15 helpless — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. lacking protection or support ; defenseless 2. a. marked by an inability to act or react < the crowd looked on in helpless horror Current Biography > b. not able to be controlled or restrained < helpless… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 helpless — helplessly, adv. helplessness, n. /help lis/, adj. 1. unable to help oneself; weak or dependent: a helpless invalid. 2. deprived of strength or power; powerless; incapacitated: They were helpless with laughter. 3. affording no help. [1125 75; ME; …

    Universalium

  • 17 helpless — adjective a) Unable to defend oneself or to act without help. Then when you find yourself lyin helpless in her arms b) Uncontrollable. You know you really love a woman …

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  • 18 helpless — Synonyms and related words: abandoned, aidless, at sea, baffled, bare handed, bewildered, blind, blind drunk, blotto, confounded, confused, crippled, debilitated, defenseless, dependent, deserted, desolate, disabled, enervated, enfeebled,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 helpless — adjective 1》 unable to defend oneself or to act without help. 2》 uncontrollable: helpless laughter. Derivatives helplessly adverb helplessness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 helpless — adjective the cubs are born blind and helpless Syn: dependent, incapable, powerless, impotent, weak; defenseless, vulnerable, exposed, unprotected, open to attack; paralyzed, disabled Ant: independent …

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