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Synonyms for helplessness
help·less·ness

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Wiktionary

  1. helplessnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    impotence

  2. helplessnessnoun

    The state of being helpless.

    Synonyms:
    impotence

  3. helplessnessnoun

    A feeling of inadequacy or impotence.

    Synonyms:
    impotence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. helplessness, weakness, impuissancenoun

    powerlessness revealed by an inability to act

    "in spite of their weakness the group remains active"

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, weakness, failing

  2. helplessnessnoun

    the state of needing help from something

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, weakness

  3. helplessnessnoun

    a feeling of being unable to manage

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, weakness

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How to use helplessness in a sentence?

  1. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Compassion fatigue is a well-established concept in the realm of health care providers. First observed in nurses who worked in emergency rooms, it describes the sense of helplessness and hopelessness that can overtake a person providing care for someone whose suffering seems never-ending and insurmountable.

  2. Stephanie Bonne:

    There is a feeling of helplessness like you're trying and trying, you're trying to push against the system, and yet the patients just keep coming and coming.

  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. 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.


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