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Helpless

Pronunciation of Helpless
/hˈɛlpləs/, /hˈɛlpləs/, /h_ˈɛ_l_p_l_ə_s/

Antonyms for helpless:

hopeful, skilled, powerful, independent, strong, omnipotent, potent.

Synonyms for helpless:

Sense 1

ineffective, unemployable, ill-prepared, ill-equipped, maladroit, abandoned, inexpert, paralyzed, inept, amateurish.

Sense 2

incompetent, poor, unprotected, impotent, unskilled, unfit, ragged, rusty, impractical.

Sense 3

amateur, unequal.

Sense 4

inadequate, incapable, badly, ineffectual.

Sense 5

awful.

Sense 7

bad.

awkward

embarrassing.

downhearted

wit.

incapable

unable.

purposeless

aimless.

unprotected

defenseless, vulnerable.

Other synonyms and related words:

confused, amateur, inept, ineffective, missed, disoriented, inadequate, abandoned, befuddled, baffled, mixed-up, incompetent, wit, impractical, Hamstrung, unable, aimless, ineffectual, unprotected, vulnerable, mazed, defenseless, unequal, impotent, bewildered, Impuissant, unemployable, paralyzed, poor, Handcuffed, bemused, embarrassing, unfit, at sea, confounded, incapable, inexpert, palsied, amateurish, awful.

all (adjective)

incapacitated, lost.

clumsy (adjective)

inept, incompetent, maladroit.

defenseless (adjective)

poor.

disabled (adjective)

Hamstrung, incapable, incapacitated.

feeble (adjective)

inadequate, ineffectual.

forlorn (adjective)

lost.

helpless (adjective)

impotent, abandoned, weak, unprotected, unable, dependent, inexpert, Handcuffed, unfit, paralyzed, powerless, defenseless.

hopeless (adjective)

bad, hopeless.

impotent (adjective)

incapacitated, impotent, ineffective.

unprotected (adjective)

unprotected.

Sense 2 (noun)

awful, inept, unprotected, amateur, poor, defenseless.

Sense 3 (noun)

impotent.

dependent (noun)

unable.

helpless (noun)

hopeless, lost, weak, dependent, powerless, incapacitated.

incompetent (noun)

incompetent, inexpert, incapable, unfit.

disabled (verb)

palsied.

Usage examples for helpless:

  • There he stood, helpless and speechless, as though he were waiting for something. - "St. Peter's Umbrella", Kálmán Mikszáth.
  • I was quite calm now, but pretty helpless. - "Greenmantle", John Buchan.
  • She seemed very weak and helpless. - "The Film of Fear", Arnold Fredericks.

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