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Definition 1: unable to manage independently - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where helpless or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • as helpless as a baby

(helpless is similar to ...) relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed

"dependent children" "dependent on moisture"

Definition 2: unable to function; without help - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for helpless in the sense of this definition

(helpless is similar to ...) without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

"in an agony of hopeless grief" "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"

Definition 3: lacking in or deprived of strength or power - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where helpless or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lying ill and helpless
  • helpless with laughter

Synonyms for helpless in the sense of this definition

(helpless is similar to ...) lacking power

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