help´less|ly

help´less|ly
help|less «HEHLP lihs», adjective.
1. not able to help oneself; weak: »

a helpless cripp. A little baby is helpless.

SYNONYM(S): dependent.
2. without help or protection; having no assistance from others: »

Though he was alone and helpless, he managed to keep the boat from sinking until help arrived.

SYNONYM(S): defenseless.
3. affording no help; unavailing: »

All her efforts to comfort him were helpless.

help´less|ly, adverb.
help´less|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • help´less|ness — help|less «HEHLP lihs», adjective. 1. not able to help oneself; weak: »a helpless cripp. A little baby is helpless. SYNONYM(S): dependent. 2. without help or protection; having no assistance from others: »Though he was alone and helpless, he… …   Useful english dictionary

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