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
Horror manifests the primal fear: loss of will, helplessness.
So this way to overcome learned helplessness is totally unacceptable.
Other cultural greeting displays similarly involve a demonstration of
  helplessness.
But of course thinking this way only promotes a feeling of helplessness.
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