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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)

    The state of being helpless.

    Synonyms:
    impotence

  2. helplessness(noun)

    A feeling of inadequacy or impotence.

    Synonyms:
    impotence

  3. helplessness(noun)

    Synonyms:
    impotence

How to use helplessness in a sentence?

  1. Hu Jia:

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

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Selfishness is the biggest form of helplessness as it makes the person blind so much that he fails to search his true self for being always in the lurch.

  3. 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.

  4. Doug French:

    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.

  5. 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.

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

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