helpless


helpless

adjective

Definition of HELPLESS

1
lacking protection from danger or resistance against attack <after the storm we found a helpless baby bird that had fallen out of its nest>
Phrases in the lurch
2
unable to act or achieve one's purpose <we watched, feeling helpless, as the vase slipped from her hand and crashed to the floor>

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