helpless

[help-lis]
adjective
1.
unable to help oneself; weak or dependent: a helpless invalid.
2.
deprived of strength or power; powerless; incapacitated: They were helpless with laughter.
3.
affording no help.

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English; see help, -less

helplessly, adverb
helplessness, noun
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helpless (ˈhɛlplɪs)
 
adj
1.  unable to manage independently
2.  made powerless or weak: they were helpless from so much giggling
3.  without help
 
'helplessly
 
adv
 
'helplessness
 
n

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Example sentences
The restrictions will however leave us more vulnerable and helpless in the face
  of these monsters.
They make you more vulnerable to stressors in the environment, to deciding that
  you are helpless even when you're not.
Feeling helpless leads us to see nonexistent patterns.
Squirrels are not as helpless as they may seem when confronted by rattlesnakes
  eager to make dinner of their pups.
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