Helpless Help"less, a. 1. Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one's self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant. [1913 Webster]

How shall I then your helpless fame defend? --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Beyond help; irremediable. [1913 Webster]

Some helpless disagreement or dislike, either of mind or body. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Bringing no help; unaiding. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Yet since the gods have been Helpless foreseers of my plagues. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

4. Unsupplied; destitute; -- with of. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Helpless of all that human wants require. --Dryden. -- {Help"less*ly}, adv. -- {Help"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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