Definition of helpless
1 : lacking protection or support : defenseless as helpless as a flock of shepherdless sheep— W. H. Mallock
2a : marked by an inability to act or react the crowd looked on in helpless horror — Current Biography
b : not able to be controlled or restrained helpless laughter
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