HyperDic: helplessness

English > 3 senses of the word helplessness:
NOUNattributehelplessness, weakness, impuissancepowerlessness revealed by an inability to act
statehelplessnessthe state of needing help from something
feelinghelplessnessa feeling of being unable to manage
helplessness > pronunciation
Soundshheh'lplahsnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > helplessness: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningpowerlessness revealed by an inability to act.
Synonymsweakness, impuissance
Broaderpowerlessness, impotence, impotencyThe quality of lacking strength or power
Spanishdesamparo, impotencia
Catalandebilitat, desempar, feblesa, fluixedat, frevolesa
Adjectiveshelplesslacking in or deprived of strength or power
English > helplessness: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of needing help from something.
Broaderdependence, dependance, dependencyThe state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
Spanishdebilidad, desamparo, impotencia
Catalandebilitat, desampar, impotència
English > helplessness: 3 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningA feeling of being unable to manage.
Broaderdepressionsad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Spanishdebilidad, desamparo, impotencia
Catalandesempar, feblesa, impotència
Adjectiveshelplessunable to manage independently
helplessunable to function

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