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Synonyms for helpless

devoid of help or protection

lacking power or strength

not capable of accomplishing anything

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lacking in or deprived of strength or power

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unable to function

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unable to manage independently

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He stepped close to the ape-man, and, seizing a spear from the hands of one of the savages, was the first to prod the helpless victim.
With a volley of oaths he leaped at the helpless captive, beating him upon the face with his clenched fists and kicking him mercilessly about the legs.
Mercy drew aside the canvas, and saw the badly wounded men, left helpless at the mercy of the enemy, on their straw beds.
I," she answered, "may, of course, be helpless, but what about those people who have huge fortunes, and still do nothing?
A helpless woman, with a mock-husband in prison for debt
Can honour bear the thought, that this creature is a tender, helpless, defenceless, young woman?
View the poor, helpless, orphan infant; and when your mind hath dwelt a moment only on such ideas, consider yourself as the cause of all the ruin of this poor, little, worthy, defenceless family.
Miss Polly, to tell the truth, was feeling curiously helpless.
It was not till I had pushed the paper away--not till, I am ashamed to say, I had almost allowed the vexation of my helpless position to conquer me--that a course of action suddenly occurred to my mind, which Sir Percival had probably not anticipated, and which might set me free again in a few hours.
If the next few hours did not put me in a position to justify his worst fears, and to hold him helpless at my mercy, I might lose every inch of the ground I had gained, never to recover it again.
The one moment in which I looked at them was enough to show me that they were both helpless.
The servant was still at my heels--his white, helpless, panic-stricken face was close over my shoulder as we pushed into the cottage.
Frank's helpless astonishment at her disappearance added a new element of absurdity to the scene.
The clock on the mantel-piece pointed to half-past eleven before Lucy the resolute permitted Falkland the helpless to shut up his task-book for the night.
KARACHI -- Nowadays, those who preserve happiness in family relationships are thought to be weak, helpless, compelled, or needy persons.