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Synonyms for helpless
ˈhɛlp lɪshelp·less

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. helpless

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

    Antonyms:
    dangerous, formidable, redoubted, terrible, tremendous

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. helpless, incapacitatedadjective

    lacking in or deprived of strength or power

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

    Synonyms:
    lost, incapacitated

    Antonyms:
    independent, powerful, hopeful

  2. helpless, lostadjective

    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. helplessadjective

    unable to manage independently

    "as helpless as a baby"

    Synonyms:
    lost, incapacitated

    Antonyms:
    powerful, hopeful, independent

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. helplessadjective

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

  2. helplessadjective

    Synonyms:
    exposed, defenceless, unprotected

  3. helplessadjective

    Synonyms:
    irremediable, beyond help

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How to use helpless in a sentence?

  1. Brian Schatz:

    Social media companies have stumbled onto a stubborn, devastating fact, the way to get kids to linger on the platforms and to maximize profit is to upset them — to make them outraged, to make them agitated, to make them scared, to make them vulnerable, to make them feel helpless, anxious [and] despondent.

  2. Belva Plain:

    How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire!

  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. 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.

  5. Gill Rosenberg:

    I think we as Jews, we say 'never again' for the Shoah, and I take it to mean not just for Jewish people, but for anyone, for any human being, especially a helpless woman or child in Syria or Iraq, but in the past few weeks I think a lot of the dynamics have changed there, in terms of what's going on in the war. The Iranian involvement is a lot more pronounced. Things changed enough that I felt that it was time to come home.


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