helplessly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

helpless +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

helplessly (comparative more helplessly, superlative most helplessly)

  1. Without protection or assistance.
    The fish flopped helplessly in the tiny remaining pool.
  2. Without the ability to help oneself.
    The rolled on the floor laughing helplessly.
  3. Without the ability to react actively.
    The spectators gaped helplessly as the balloon approached the power lines.

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