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Definition of Helpless


  1. Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one's self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant.
  2. Beyond help; irremediable.
  3. Bringing no help; unaiding.
  4. Unsupplied; destitute; -- with of.

Helpless Quotations

We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful. There is nothing I can think of that is quite as isolating as this.
Giles Andreae

A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
Woodrow Wilson

Victims always feel alone and helpless.
Deepak Chopra

Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
David Ogilvy
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Helpless Translations

helpless in Dutch is waar niet aan te doen valt, hulpeloos
helpless in German is hilflos, ratlos
helpless in Italian is impacciato, perplesso
helpless in Latin is inops
helpless in Spanish is desvalido
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