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Synonyms for helplessness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. helplessness, weakness, impuissance(noun)

    powerlessness revealed by an inability to act

    "in spite of their weakness the group remains active"

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, weakness, failing

  2. helplessness(noun)

    the state of needing help from something

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, weakness

  3. helplessness(noun)

    a feeling of being unable to manage

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, weakness

Wiktionary

  1. helplessness(noun)

    Synonyms:
    impotence

  2. helplessness(noun)

    The state of being helpless.

    Synonyms:
    impotence

  3. helplessness(noun)

    A feeling of inadequacy or impotence.

    Synonyms:
    impotence

How to pronounce helplessness?

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#8215failing
#10957weakness
#11794inability
#12669distress
#19210impotence
#19578helpless
#20444stupidity
#29658incompetence
#31904incapacity
#38445inefficiency
#48812hopelessness
#49680helplessness
#73354powerlessness
#76733awkwardness
#173706imbecility
#181826feebleness
#269750dulness

How to use helplessness in a sentence?

  1. Margaret Oliphant Oliphant:

    The incomprehensibleness of women is an old theory, but what is that to the curious wondering observation with which wives, mothers, and sisters watch the other unreasoning animal in those moments when he has snatched the reins out of their hands, and is not to be spoken to! . It is best to let him come to, and feel his own helplessness.

  2. Agnieszka Sieradzka:

    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.

  3. Hu Jia:

    You can hear her fear, desperation and even breakdown in the audio clip, as her friends, we feel her pain and helplessness.

  4. Susan Clayton:

    The psychological responses to climate change such as conflict avoidance, fatalism, fear, helplessness and resignation are growing, these responses are keeping us, and our nation, from properly addressing the core causes of and solutions for our changing climate and from building and supporting psychological resiliency.

  5. Mahatma Gandhi:

    Had we adopted non-violence as the weapon of the strong, because we realised that it was more effective than any other weapon, in fact the mightiest force in the world, we would have made use of its full potency and not have discarded it as soon as the fight against the British was over or we were in a position to wield conventional weapons. But as I have already said, we adopted it out of our helplessness. If we had the atom bomb, we would have used it against the British.


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