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What is another word for helpless?

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Adjective
Vulnerable, unable to defend oneself against attack
“They are on the receiving end, or on the sidelines, feeling helpless and vulnerable.”
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Not having the power to influence people or events
“It was just the usual things a helpless politician says when he or she has no control over the situation.”
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Without help or aid, having been forsaken
“Searching for affection is the most logical and direct way of coping with the feeling of being alone and helpless in a menacing world.”
Adjective
(colloquial) Physically weak
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Deprived of the ability to perform natural physical activities
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Having been subjected to oppression
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Feeling, or appearing, pitifully sad or miserable
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Completely overcome or helpless, especially with distress or exhaustion
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Beyond all hope
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Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
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Afflicted with palsy
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