- Word Combinations (adjective), Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||unable to take care of oneself.
They took pity on the helpless child and brought her to safety.My grandmother does not wish to be thought helpless even though she is disabled now.
||without power or control.
He was helpless in the grip of the much larger man.Many people were left stranded and helpless after the hurricane.
- similar words:
||very uncertain or confused.
I felt helpless in the pitch dark.
||dependent, downtrodden, forlorn, infirm, vulnerable, weak
||helplessly (adv.), helplessness (n.)