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Synonyms for helpless
ˈhɛlp lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. helpless, incapacitated(adj)

    lacking in or deprived of strength or power

    "lying ill and helpless"; "helpless with laughter"

    Synonyms:
    lost, incapacitated

    Antonyms:
    independent, powerful, hopeful

  2. helpless, lost(adj)

    unable to function; without help

    Synonyms:
    befuddled, lost(p), mixed-up, disoriented, lost, bemused, deep in thought(p), preoccupied, at sea, missed, confused, incapacitated, baffled, confounded, mazed, bewildered

    Antonyms:
    hopeful, powerful, independent

  3. helpless(adj)

    unable to manage independently

    "as helpless as a baby"

    Synonyms:
    lost, incapacitated

    Antonyms:
    powerful, hopeful, independent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. helpless

    Synonyms:
    contemptible, despicable, feeble, harmless, powerless, weak

    Antonyms:
    dangerous, formidable, redoubted, terrible, tremendous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. helpless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    weak, feeble, powerless, impotent, imbecile, disabled, infirm

  2. helpless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    exposed, defenceless, unprotected

  3. helpless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    irremediable, beyond help

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    defenceless, powerless, defenseless, impotent, unarmed, harmless, destitute, helplessness

How to pronounce helpless?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say helpless in sign language?

  1. helpless

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3907missed
#4981weak
#6878confused
#14453harmless
#19578helpless
#30704powerless
#31313feeble
#35434unarmed
#38053baffled
#40280preoccupied
#41565bewildered
#43109incapacitated
#43391destitute
#47706despicable
#49426confounded
#49680helplessness
#51065impotent
#61459defenseless
#66194disoriented
#69737bemused
#79651contemptible
#95677befuddled
#107376defenceless

How to use helpless in a sentence?

  1. Michael Bennett:

    I felt helpless as I lay there on the ground handcuffed facing the real-life threat of being killed. All I could think was ‘I’m going to die for no other reason than I am black and my skin color is somehow a threat.’.

  2. Asherah Davidown:

    For the most part, a lot of people feel really helpless. Their livelihoods are at the fingertips of a corporation, theres still a lot of hurt and emotional recovery. Having our basic needs repeatedly taken away is really unfortunate.

  3. 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.

  4. Wayne Flynt:

    This narrative of senility, exploitation of this helpless little old lady is just hogwash. It's just complete bunk.

  5. Pete Davis:

    For me, it's a community effort, you feel helpless and there's really nothing more you can do in the situation. But in our space, I did it to represent our community and let the community be a part of this closure.


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