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Meaning of HELPLESS

Pronunciation:  'helplis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  unable to manage independently; "as helpless as a baby"
  2. [adj]  unable to function; without help
  3. [adj]  lacking in or deprived of strength or power; "lying ill and helpless"; "helpless with laughter"

HELPLESS is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: dependent, hopeless, incapacitated, lost, powerless, weak



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Help"less\, a.
1. Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend
   one's self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless

         How shall I then your helpless fame defend? --Pope.

2. Beyond help; irremediable.

         Some helpless disagreement or dislike, either of
         mind or body.                         --Milton.

3. Bringing no help; unaiding. [Obs.]

         Yet since the gods have been Helpless foreseers of
         my plagues.                           --Chapman.

4. Unsupplied; destitute; -- with of. [R.]

         Helpless of all that human wants require. --Dryden.
   -- {Help"less*ly}, adv. -- {Help"less*ness}, n.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are or feel helpless, suggests that you are experiencing difficulties in confronting a situation or relationship. You feel that you are unable to take charge of yourself.
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