helpless

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English helples, from Old English *helplēas ‎(helpless), equivalent to help +‎ -less. Compare Dutch hulpeloos ‎(helpless), German hilflos ‎(helpless), Swedish hjälplös ‎(helpless).

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Adjective[edit]

helpless ‎(comparative more helpless, superlative most helpless)

  1. Unable to defend oneself or to act without help.
  2. Uncontrollable.

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