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[help-lis] /ˈhɛlp lɪs/

unable to oneself; weak or dependent:
a helpless invalid.
deprived of strength or power; powerless; incapacitated:
They were helpless with laughter.
affording no .
unable to manage independently
made powerless or weak: they were helpless from so much giggling
without help

“unable to act for oneself,” c.1200, from help (n.) + -less. Related: Helplessly; helplessness. In Middle English and later sometimes also “unable to give help, affording no help” (late 14c.), but this was never common.


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