browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
helplessness

more about helplessness

helplessness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Helpless  \Help"less\,  a. 
  1.  Destitute  of  help  or  strength;  unable  to  help  or  defend 
  one's  self  needing  help;  feeble;  weak;  as  a  helpless 
  infant. 
 
  How  shall  I  then  your  helpless  fame  defend?  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Beyond  help;  irremediable. 
 
  Some  helpless  disagreement  or  dislike,  either  of 
  mind  or  body.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Bringing  no  help;  unaiding  [Obs.] 
 
  Yet  since  the  gods  have  been  Helpless  foreseers  of 
  my  plagues.  --Chapman. 
 
  4.  Unsupplied  destitute;  --  with  of  [R.] 
 
  Helpless  of  all  that  human  wants  require.  --Dryden. 
  --  {Help"less*ly},  adv  --  {Help"less*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  helplessness 
  n  1:  powerlessness  revealed  by  an  inability  to  act  "in  spite  of 
  their  weakness  the  group  remains  highly  active"  [syn:  {weakness}, 
  {impuissance}] 
  2:  the  state  of  needing  help  from  something 
  3:  a  feeling  of  being  unable  to  manage 




more about helplessness