Synonyms and Antonyms 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 Synonyms of helpless defenseless, exposed, susceptible, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unresistant, vulnerable Words Related to helpless indefensible, untenable; uncovered, unsafe; overcome, preyed (on or upon); disarmed, passive, resistless, unarmed; feeble, frail, weak; abandoned, high and dry, marooned Phrases in the lurch Near Antonyms of helpless defensible; covered, fortified, safe, screened, secure, sheltered; armed, armored; immune, impenetrable, impregnable, invincible, strong, unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable; almighty, omnipotent Antonyms of helpless guarded, invulnerable, protected, resistant, shielded
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 Synonyms of helpless hamstrung, handcuffed, powerless, high and dry, hog-tied, impotent, impuissant, paralyzed, weakWords Related to helpless incapable, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inept, unfit, useless; feeble, frail, infirm, passive, spineless, supine, unaggressiveNear Antonyms of helpless able, capable, competent, effective, efficient; authoritarian, autocratic (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, magisterial, tyrannical (also tyrannic); dominant, dynamic, energetic, forceful, robust, sturdy, tough, vigorous; important, major, significant; high-level, senior, topAntonyms of helpless mighty, potent, powerful, puissant, strong
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