helplessness

Definitions of helplessness
  1. noun
    the state of needing help from something
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    type of:
    dependance, dependence, dependency
    the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
  2. noun
    a feeling of being unable to manage
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    type of:
    depression
    sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
  3. noun
    powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
    synonyms: impuissance, weakness
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    type of:
    impotence, impotency, powerlessness
    the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble
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