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1. helplessness

noun. ['ˈhɛlpləsnəs'] powerlessness revealed by an inability to act.

Synonyms

  • weakness
  • impotency
  • impuissance
  • impotence

Antonyms

  • powerfulness
  • interestingness
  • persuasiveness
  • effectiveness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • helpless (English)
  • helples (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Helplessness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word helplessness


1. Noun, singular or mass
You have enough skills and behaviors to assist you to overcome the sense of helplessness in your life.

Quotes containing the word helplessness


1. Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

2. We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.
- Jonathan Sacks

3. There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.
- Anaïs Nin

2. helplessness

noun. ['ˈhɛlpləsnəs'] the state of needing help from something.

Synonyms

  • dependance
  • dependence

Antonyms

  • perfection
  • good fortune
  • good luck

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • helpless (English)
  • helples (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. helplessness

noun. ['ˈhɛlpləsnəs'] a feeling of being unable to manage.

Antonyms

  • invulnerability

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • helpless (English)
  • helples (Middle English (1100-1500))
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