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What is the opposite of helpless?

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Adjective
Opposite of vulnerable, unable to defend oneself against attack
Adjective
Opposite of not having the power to influence people or events
Adjective
(colloquial) Opposite of physically weak
“I would love to play a strong and heroic character again if given another chance.”
Adjective
Opposite of having been subjected to oppression
Adjective
Opposite of feeling, or appearing, pitifully sad or miserable
Adjective
Opposite of being in a disadvantaged or compromised state
“Mr. Jones, I will listen to your demands as you appear to be in an advantageous position compared to where I stand.”
Adjective
Opposite of completely overcome or helpless, especially with distress or exhaustion
Adjective
Opposite of weak and unable to support oneself
“My grandfather insisted on being self-reliant and refused company despite his infirmity.”
Adjective
Opposite of feeling or causing despair
“When I heard the helicopters above, I was optimistic about our chances of being found.”
Adjective
Opposite of beyond all hope
“He is a receptive kid, so trying to get him to stop drinking fizzy drinks is a promising cause.”
Adjective
Opposite of not capable of being redeemed
“Now, I know it's just a character, but I could not find anything redeemable in him as a human being.”
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