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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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Life is never static, and that's what I find most beautiful. It is beautiful, because of its ups and downs, twists and bends, roundabouts and straight roads, and ebbs and flows in general. Nothing is permanent, and only constant is the constant change. "Even this shall pass" is the mantra and a constant reminder for us, on every occasion when we feel excited with life's flows, and also in the darkest moments when we feel down and out with life's ebbs. The disappointments, betrayals, feelings of helplessness, being alone, all these will be ebbing away, as the life goes on. It's amazing how life can be so kind and good, and at the same time so bitter and cold....and yet everything shall pass. So enjoy today, and live this moment to the fullest, enjoying life's ebbs and flows.

  2. Gulseli Karaduman:

    There has been no air support, nothing. For three days we've been living with this helplessness.

  3. 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.

  4. Rhea Boyd:

    Providing a controlled space to understand what is going on and ways to process it will help children navigate the distressing emotions, helplessness and fear they may be experiencing.

  5. 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.

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