- nounADJECTIVE▪ complete, utter▪ learned (esp. AmE)PHRASES▪ a feeling of helplessness, a sense of helplessness▪
A feeling of utter helplessness washed over him.
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helplessness — helpless ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to defend oneself or to act without help. 2) uncontrollable. DERIVATIVES helplessly adverb helplessness noun … English terms dictionary
Helplessness — Helpless Help less, a. 1. Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one s self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant. [1913 Webster] How shall I then your helpless fame defend? Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Beyond help;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
helplessness — noun see helpless … New Collegiate Dictionary
helplessness — See helplessly. * * * … Universalium
helplessness — noun a) The state of being helpless. b) A feeling of inadequacy or impotence. Syn: impotence … Wiktionary
helplessness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Disability] Syn. poor health, disorder, convalescence; see illness 1 , weakness 1 , 2 . 2. [Incompetence] Syn. incapacity, weakness, failure; see inability . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition or state of being… … English dictionary for students
helplessness — helpÂ·lessÂ·ness || helplÉªsnÉªs n. weakness, inability to help oneself, powerlessness, defenselessness … English contemporary dictionary
helplessness — help·less·ness … English syllables
helplessness — See: helpless … English dictionary