Help"less, a.

1.

Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one's self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant.

How shall I then your helpless fame defend? Pope.

2.

Beyond help; irremediable.

Some helpless disagreement or dislike, either of mind or body. Milton.

3.

Bringing no help; unaiding.

[Obs.]

Yet since the gods have been Helpless foreseers of my plagues. Chapman.

4.

Unsupplied; destitute; -- with of.

[R.]

Helpless of all that human wants require. Dryden.

-- Help"less*ly, adv. -- Help"less*ness, n.

 

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