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helpless

adjective
 
 
/ˈhelpləs/
not able to defend yourself or do things without help: a helpless animal/childWeakness and vulnerability
helplessly adverb
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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