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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A lack of power revealed by an inability to act; A feeling of being unable to manage; The state of needing assistance from something.

Usage examples (36)
  • She opened her hands in an expression of helplessness.
  • U.S. Open will be an exercise in helplessness and hope.
  • Should I be angry, should I despair, spread my palms in helplessness?
  • Dover and I could but hold our hands in helplessness and watch the antics of our hoary marvel. for more
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