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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Unable to manage independently; Unable to function; Lacking in or deprived of strength or power.

Usage examples (37)
  • It was not until we saw the picture of the earth, from the moon, that we realized how small and how helpless this planet is something that we must hold in our arms and...
  • As helpless as a baby
  • Lying ill and helpless
  • He was removed to what they call the helpless ward, where he was well nursed and attended. for more
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