how to pronounce helpless

hɛlpləs

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An example use of helpless in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… when you genuinely are helpless if the …”

meanings of helpless

adjective:

  1. Uncontrollable.
  2. Unable to defend oneself.
  3. Unable to act without help; needing help; feeble.
  4. From which there is no possibility of being saved.
  5. Lacking help; powerless.