Synonyms and Antonyms of helpless
lacking protection from danger or resistance against attack
- After the storm we found a helpless baby bird that had fallen out of its nest.
overcome, preyed (on or upon)
disarmed, passive, resistless, unarmed
feeble, frail, weak
abandoned, high and dry, marooned
covered, fortified, safe, screened, secure, sheltered
immune, impenetrable, impregnable, invincible, strong, unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable
unable to act or achieve one's purpose
- We watched, feeling helpless, as the vase slipped from her hand and crashed to the floor.
incapable, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inept, unfit, useless
feeble, frail, infirm, passive, spineless, supine, unaggressive
able, capable, competent, effective, efficient
authoritarian, autocratic (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, magisterial, tyrannical (also tyrannic)
dominant, dynamic, energetic, forceful, robust, sturdy, tough, vigorous