Student Thesaurus

One entry found for helpless.
Entry Word: helpless
Function: adjective
Text: 1 lacking protection from danger or resistance against attack <after the storm we found a helpless baby bird that had fallen out of its nest>
Synonyms defenseless, exposed, susceptible, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unresistant, unshielded, vulnerable
Related Words indefensible, untenable; uncovered, unsafe, unsheltered; overcome, preyed (on or upon); disarmed, passive, resistless, unarmed; feeble, frail, weak; abandoned, marooned
Phrases in the lurch
Near Antonyms defensible; covered, fortified, safe, secure, screened, sheltered; armed, armored; immune, impenetrable, impregnable, invincible, strong, unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable
Antonyms guarded, invulnerable, protected, resistant, shielded
2 unable to act or achieve one's purpose <the baby birds had fallen out of their nest, and their parents were helpless> -- see POWERLESS