Helpless Definition

hĕlplĭs
adjective
Not able to help oneself; weak.
Webster's New World
Lacking help or protection.
Webster's New World
Incompetent, ineffective, or powerless.
Webster's New World
Impossible to control; involuntary.
Helpless laughter.
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Origin of Helpless

  • From Middle English helples, from Old English *helplēas (“helpless”), equivalent to help +‎ -less. Compare Dutch hulpeloos (“helpless”), German hilflos (“helpless”), Swedish hjälplös (“helpless”).

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