Definition of 'helpless'
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Teams get momentum and it might only last ten minutes but you suddenly feel helpless. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The post office still has my money and I feel totally helpless in finding a resolution to this. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Feeling hopeless and helpless? The Sun (2017)Teams get momentum and it might only last ten minutes but you suddenly feel helpless. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The post office still has my money and I feel totally helpless in finding a resolution to this. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Feeling hopeless and helpless? The Sun (2017)He is worried for you and feels helpless to protect you. The Sun (2009)Please do not feel helpless or hopeless. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet this suggests that they are merely helpless victims of economic circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We will all be the same helpless victims. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It works like a charm and frequently reduces your suffering companions to helpless laughter. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Offenders get away with it and the victims are left helpless. The Sun (2009)Cue helpless studio laughter in my kitchen. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When we feel helpless to control ourselves, we can ask him for help. Christianity Today (2000)As a result, she had become increasingly helpless to stop the attacks. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)You don't have to feel helpless. PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (2002)When you're being rocketed on the ground you feel completely helpless. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Throughout her life she had experienced women as weak and helpless and men as the group of people who were in control and owned things. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)The south was powerless, helpless. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)It challenges the national structures on which they were built, while leaving them apparently helpless to protect their workers against outsourcing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He stood riveted to the spot - this mountain of a man was completely helpless, unable to move in either direction. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'helpless'
British English: helpless ADJECTIVE
If you are helpless, you do not have the strength or power to do anything useful or to control or protect yourself.
Parents often feel helpless, knowing that all the cuddles in the world won't stop the tears.
Definition of helpless from the Collins English Dictionary
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