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  • noundisability
  • nounincompetence

synonyms for helplessness

  • convalescence
  • disorder
  • weakness
  • poor health
  • powerlessness
  • inability
  • weakness
  • incapacity
  • failure
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Shocked and helpless, floating prey made easy pickings for the mass of eels.
SOME ELECTRIC EELS COORDINATE THEIR ATTACKS TO ZAP PREYJONATHAN LAMBERTJANUARY 25, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The then helpless, floating prey make easy pickings for the mass of eels.
SOME ELECTRIC EELS COORDINATE ATTACKS TO ZAP THEIR PREYJONATHAN LAMBERTJANUARY 14, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Just as we would start to fall asleep, it would blare for a minute or two and then stop, and we were helpless to fix it.
REMEMBERING MY FRIEND BARRY LOPEZBOB SHACOCHISJANUARY 5, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
In 1943, Austrian ethologist Konrad Lorenz proposed what he called “baby schema”—an evolutionary adaptation that encourages us to care for helpless infants.
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“It’s a whole cycle of annoyance and feeling helpless and hopeless,” Eli said.
THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IN SPECIAL-EDUCATION LIMBOCAYLA BAMBERGER, SARAH BUTRYMOWICZ, JACKIE MADER, CAROLINE PRESTONDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He was aware of his own helplessness; he felt almost like a boy scolding his own wise, affectionate mother.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
"I ask no promise from you," continued the excited and suspicious man, writhing under a sense of his helplessness.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Mamma trusted to me to be a mother to them, papa looks to me, and I so unfit, besides this helplessness.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
Before this Mr. Chittenden had not thought of marriage, but now the helplessness of the girl appealed to him.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
She caught her underlip between two rows of white teeth to quell the groan of helplessness.
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WORDS RELATED TO HELPLESSNESS

  • attachment
  • contingency
  • habit
  • helplessness
  • hook
  • inability
  • security blanket
  • servility
  • subjection
  • subordination
  • subservience
  • vulnerability
  • weakness
  • yoke
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