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helpless

adjective uk   us   /ˈhelp.ləs/
C1 unable to do anything to help yourself or anyone else: a helpless two-day-old baby You feel so helpless because there's nothing you can do to make the child better. The government is helpless (to act) against these crooks.
helplessly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Unable to swim, he watched helplessly as the child struggled desperately in the water.
helplessness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
I was overwhelmed by a feeling of helplessness as I was wheeled into the operating theatre.
Translations of “helpless”
in Korean 무력한…
in Arabic عاجِز…
in Portuguese indefeso…
in Catalan desvalgut, indefens…
in Japanese 無力な, (自分では)どうしようもない…
in Italian indifeso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無助的,無奈的…
in Russian беспомощный…
in Turkish çaresiz, âciz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无助的,无奈的…
in Polish bezradny…
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