Synonym of helpless

Alternative for helpless

Antonym: helpful,

Adjective

Unable to defend oneself or to act without help
exposed unprotected vulnerable dependent incapable powerless weak defenceless feeble impotent abandoned defenseless incompetent paralysed paralyzed susceptible undefended unfit unguarded unresistant weakly debilitated destitute forlorn infirm stranded basket-case disabled forsaken friendless inefficient inexpert invalid pinned prostrate shiftless tapped unable unaided easily destroyed easily hurt wide open open to attack tapped out over a barrel with hands tied up creek without paddle unarmed open endangered assailable naked pregnable unshielded deserted unfortified insecure in the lurch accessible impuissant unsafe indefensible without arms high and dry at risk marooned aground like a sitting duck without resources in difficulties without assistance without help frail stuck shipwrecked resistless caught easily damaged unpatrolled without weapons hands tied in peril in jeopardy easily wounded in danger on the line out on a limb unfitted incapacitated weaponless unarmoured needy undefendable needful reliant without defences vincible unsheltered trapped unattended wide-open isolated unwatched woundable clingy cut off grounded desperate clinging in the line of fire handcuffed hamstrung hog-tied bereft ashore left in the lurch open to foundered defenceless against vulnerable to an easy target for susceptive to receptive to wrecked ill-protected attackable beached liable subject stuck fast run aground sensitive prone poor pigeon sitting duck threatened threatened with laid open in peril of without protection in danger of left open laid bare up the creek on the spot out on limb in line of fire like a clay pigeon tender sucker ready thin-skinned subject to conquerable defeatable at the mercy of exposed to risk in danger unsecure dangerous hazardous unlocked perilous disappearing dying out at-risk unfastened unsecured unbolted easily affected by wide open to susceptive of in the firing line prey to warned imperiled jeopardized disposed permitting jeopardised imperilled at risk of allowing of

Adjective

(colloquial) Physically weak
soft frail weak weakly strengthless small scrawny fragile feeble ailing enfeebled exhausted emasculated effete slight sluggish spindly unhealthy wasted weakened weedy weary tired spent sapped languorous enervated drained depleted debilitated debile asthenic anemic anaemic shaky broken-down burned out delicate sickly wimpy unwell wimpish infirm rickety powerless impotent puny prostrate prostrated poorly incapacitated tottery tender languid ill etiolated trembly softened unsteady sapless ineffectual crook sensitive unsound forceless weakling meek fatigued failing lackadaisical listless passionless sick tepid unenthusiastic unexcited unfit uninterested unwilling faint doddering indisposed decrepit tottering down-and-out doddery unsubstantial low shilpit blasé apathetic trembling dopey gentle pathetic flat meager vitiated aged insufficient meagre flabby woozy half-hearted lame limp untrained out of shape out of gas in poor health crippled bedridden bad tenuous laid low out of sorts slender unstable shattery wispy shatterable brittle dainty fracturable thin fishy irresolute wobbly stricken faltering insecure wavering reduced dying sinking vacillating indecisive without energy dizzy halting flimsy sensile anile in declining health lousy rotten down beat pooped below par off-color sick as a dog run down worn-out low-energy worn out under the weather run-down laid-up tuckered out out-of-action a wreck out of commission tired out injured hurt wounded lacklustre poor lackluster valetudinarian susceptible nesh disabled stiff bruised sore handicapped maimed deformed damaged battered physically challenged game

Adjective

Pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
forlorn miserable unhappy disconsolate wretched dejected despondent sad depressed pathetic pitiful sorrowful woebegone blue crestfallen down downcast downhearted heartbroken abject doleful gloomy glum melancholy morose mournful woeful broken-hearted cheerless despairing dispirited heavy-hearted joyless lost pitiable regretful abandoned forgotten forsaken homeless lonely lonesome tearful bad bereft brokenhearted destitute droopy friendless hangdog heart-rending heartsick heartsore heavyhearted inconsolable long-faced low low-spirited melancholic piteous saddened sorry uncared-for comfortless lachrymose alone cast down cynical defenceless defenseless destroyed dragging fruitless oppressed pessimistic solitary tragic down in the mouth fed up out of sorts weighed down down and out in the dumps down in the dumps distressed anguished hopeless dolorous bleak grief-stricken poor worthless sorrowing mourning grieving sullen devastated sombre rueful somber spiritless solemn elegiacal dreary depressive choked drear gutted heartbreaking heartrending mirthless afflicted powerless calamitous downtrodden bummed sour hurting hapless down-and-out cut up in the pits chap-fallen desperate demoralized defeatist bearish upset downbeat pained desolate dismal disheartened discouraging resigned weary negative doomed sunk unmitigable unfortunate demoralised in despair without hope up the creek long-suffering in pain discouraged disappointed lugubrious grim lamentable moody in low spirits troubled distressing grievous depressing harrowing funereal plaintive cheesed off in the doldrums chapfallen deplorable brassed off wistful dragged bummed out crushed teary morbid sick as a parrot dire dark weepy painful hurt weeping down-hearted dull saturnine pensive black grieved shot down awful tristful dismayed emotional agonized distressful terrible elegiac affecting moving unlucky ill-fated gut-wrenching drab agonised ill-starred cast-down distraught bereaved luckless subdued godforsaken as sick as a parrot dreadful plangent appalling aggrieved grumpy bitter dolent bleeding sepulchral crummy in tears disheartening sick at heart all torn up displeased sulky touching poignant suicidal taken down singing the blues jinxed in a blue funk cursed discontented nostalgic disastrous disillusioned disturbing dour upsetting shattered suffering bewailing bemoaning wailing funeral aching deploring dolesome in grief in doldrums uninviting ruinous daunted ripped saddening dysphoric stirring ruthful snakebitten devastating uncomfortable heavy star-crossed snakebit to be pitied horrendous with a long face on a downer unpleasant mopey scurvy hard luck broken bowed down sunk in gloom let down torn up out of luck listless destructive tenebrous tormented reflective perturbed bothered disgruntled sapped defeated catastrophic enervated unsuccessful disturbed flat abashed atrocious outcast cataclysmic shamefaced derelict disenchanted lamenting ruined sheepish disquieting down-in-the-mouth unconsolable ticked off teed off browned off peed off agonizing crabbed squalid horrible commiserable unsatisfied surly bummed-out stricken adust horrific tear-jerking sordid mopish broody regrettable Eeyorish fatal vile shameful gruesome sober humourless humorless deadly meagre meager disgraceful shocking execrable inferior lousy disagreeable crabby low-down damp foul agonising ugly in the toilet in sorrow in mourning indigent scungy impoverished displeasing detestable unpropitious down in dumps rotten full of sorrow adverse colorless low in spirits lacklustre dim deep dispiriting languorous triste shadowy unexciting blah uninteresting uninspiring gray colourless boring monotonous dingy lackluster macabre grey sad sack languid lifeless humdrum worried sorry for oneself shaken concerned apathetic prostrated undermined discombobulated uptight bugged sore shook antsy burned contused dirgeful without energy heart-sick lovesick tragical churlish angry annoyed cross shook up ill-humoured huffy afflicting traumatic ill-humored frantic anxious threnodic dirge-like stark isolated deserted cringing browbeaten guilty cowed troubling intolerable brooding griefstricken taken aback deflated grousing cranky bellyaching cantankerous disadvantaged beefing atrabilious clouded dampened drooping dashed sagging emo disconcerting prostrate with grief tortured ghastly depressant torn-up discontent sorry for yourself down in mouth guilty-looking furtive sick wounded strained lowered bowed uneasy unnerving discomforting dolorific afflictive no-win strabilious degrading racked ailing off sluggish unable to be comforted unable to be consoled let-down not happy fraught tender melting mortifying dissatisfied ashamed intimidated embarrassed sneaking crying horrid base hideous have the blahs disconcerted overcome beside oneself with grief beseeching entreating supplicating imploring can't win frightful in a funk remote sequestered languished frustrated discomfited longing cowering humiliated conscience-stricken moping abominable not a prayer in the soup abhorrent sobbing chagrined miffed dreamy yearning useless petty puny heart-breaking grisly whimpering snivelling compassionate derisible commiserative at end of one's rope arousing shabby at the end of your tether small aghast irked beaten monstrous disowned nightmarish close to tears contemplative musing dreaming meditative galling worsted vanquished baulked objecting balked infelicitous heinous blubbering maudlin hexed voodooed loser at the end of one's tether at one's wits' end inauspicious vexatious jonah thoughtful larmoyant feeling down full of gloom blue funk looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny direful lethal mortal crushing cataclysmal sniveling on the verge of tears daydreaming despicable contemptible deathly fateful behind the eightball down on one's luck poor fish unpromising grave trashy shoddy filthy in floods of tears easily moved with tears in your eyes desirous wishful dreich derisory sunless plutonian tenebrific Cimmerian poverty-stricken unprosperous serious awkward burdened weighty severe earnest forbidding sobering sedate urgent worrying strenuous dangerous unamusing acute critical far-reaching in a reverie ill-omened in a bad way vagrant displaced dispossessed itinerant exiled dossing living rough unsettled deported adrift houseless unwelcome disinherited wandering refugee on the streets unhoused of no fixed abode estranged without a roof vagabond banished sleeping rough

Adjective

Beyond all hope
lost hopeless failed futile impossible pointless fruitless bleak doomed forlorn ill-fated profitless unprofitable wasted hollow ineffective ineffectual unachievable useless worthless beyond remedy despaired of irreversible incurable irreparable irredeemable irrecoverable irremediable irretrievable incorrigible unrecoverable unredeemable irreformable remediless fatal terminal irrevocable cureless gone beyond repair past hope beyond recall unsalvageable deadly final unmitigable mortal bad no-win up the creek sad worsening beyond redress unwavering unchangeable unfixable uncorrectable unshakeable uncurable serious grave permanent beyond recovery past cure past remedy beyond hope inveterate confirmed chronic persistent hardened long-standing habitual dyed-in-the-wool unrepentant unashamed severe lasting complete irreclaimable written off obsessive unreformable addicted long-established established diehard compulsive obsessional pathological committed deep-dyed past mending unapologetic thoroughgoing thorough utter absolute beyond cure unrectifiable unrestorable unrepairable unalterable lost and gone regular seasoned addictive shameless dependent uncontrollable hooked gone forever nowhere to go out of time congenital fallen unreclaimable irremedial broken ruined destroyed irreplaceable unsavable unregainable cursed wretched accursed desperate given up gone for ever condemned afflicted excommunicated vulnerable past praying for aimless blighted alone losing intractable entrenched unreformed uncontrite hard-core impenitent out-and-out deep-rooted firm devoted loyal unswerving staunch faithful dedicated steadfast abandoned beastly beyond redemption loser wicked recidivous true blue unfaltering full-bore through and through right-down card-carrying arrant irrepressible eternal undying mad keen dyed-in-the wool keen as mustard

Adjective

Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
incompetent incapable inept unfit unfitted inexpert unable useless bungling ineffectual blundering unprofessional deficient floundering ineffective inferior substandard unqualified unskilful unskilled cowboy incapacitated lacking lacking ability unsuitable wanting amateurish cack-handed clumsy ham-fisted inadequate inapt inefficient no good pathetic skill-less unproficient unskillful amateur awkward bush-league disqualified hopeless ineligible inexperienced insufficient maladroit raw unadapted unapt unequipped unhandy uninitiated untrained not good enough undependable unreliable a dead loss less capable not much cop leaving much to be desired not equal to not have it not up to it not up to scratch not up to snuff out to lunch not cut out for unable to do something for toffee poor bad lousy weak shoddy dilettante inefficacious slipshod crude dilettantish unprepared bumbling terrible awful sloppy feeble nonprofessional unsatisfactory dreadful gauche jackleg impotent rotten careless faulty duff worthless rubbish defective atrocious powerless appalling frightful abysmal pants unpractised unworkmanlike botched miserable inproficient a load of pants dire second-rate execrable bum green half-baked not up to slapdash can't hack it ham-handed unacceptable unsuited wrong lame fumbling bush suboptimal subpar wretched dissatisfactory mediocre very bad ill-equipped crummy dismal slovenly slack deplorable laughable horrible punk poxy junky rubbishy trashy cheap trumpery sucky low-grade hapless bodged untaught lay butterfingered unaccomplished imperfect ignorant heavy-handed unsuccessful incompatible untalented off feckless hamstrung inexpedient counterproductive wack uncultivated very poor unpracticed sour diabolical fumbled unschooled negligent all thumbs crumby disappointing not cut out low-rent cheesy common schlock schlocky gimcrack coarse all fingers and thumbs lamentable sleazy cheapjack grim cut-rate bargain-basement chronic el cheapo broken disorganized extravagant prodigal shooting blanks improficient improvident hack inadept backwards insipid rude botching unsophisticated loser disorganised talentless unstudied inoperative handless graceless left-handed unequal non-qualified regrettable meager unco inelegant mutton-fisted immoral unfitting dishonourable dishonorable nonexpert unsound unfortunate not prepared can't cut it disgraceful abominable impaired amiss losing naive uncool vulnerable dependent frail butterfingers sorry stinking low quality low meagre unpolished without finesse unequal to the task woeful ropy pits pitiful God-awful paltry lacking finesse egregious not up to something not equal to something incapable of unqualified for untrained for unable to do something couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery out of one's depth not much chop incompetent at out of one's element can't make the grade ill second-class not know one's arse from one's elbow no great shakes not up to par third-rate untutored unproductive ill-suited flimsy junk not proper unadvantageous futile inconsistent improper inappropriate limited desperate unspeakable two-bit piss-poor dime-a-dozen unversed unacquainted uninformed non-technical tinhorn bodger unchartered uneducated unlicensed uncertificated stupid outrageous for the birds unwelcome harmful non-professional new unable to do something to save one's life of a sort untamed illiterate undisciplined novice nescient wild strictly for the birds not trained shocking nasty shameful odious horrendous pitiable repugnant distasteful hideous offensive obnoxious loathsome horrid gross disastrous godawful mean rancid repellant fulsome repellent revolting noxious disgusting nauseating scandalous obscene foul abhorrent sickening repulsive ugly evil noisome nauseous contemptible unpleasant hellacious disagreeable cruddy direful vile damnable abject sad below standard below par ghastly despicable from hell derisory tricky reduced excruciating dirty sneaking ratty grubby scabby scummy scurvy little flawed god-awful insubstantial restricted inappreciable inconsiderable sparing well below par shabby piddling subnormal under-strength catastrophic grievous calamitous unseemly impermissible exceptionable objectionable intolerable insupportable displeasing inadmissible undesirable insufferable unimpressive reprehensible dodgy dubious unreasonable questionable grotty garbage tatty condemnable scurrilous out cheapo irremediable indefensible stinky inacceptable unappealing uninviting reject won't do low-quality over the fence not on tenth-rate less-than-stellar from hunger below average poor-quality not quite the done thing poor quality second rate not cricket of poor quality not up to standard beyond the pale of low quality out of order under par ungraceful klutzy undexterous rough unfacile wooden artless

Adjective

Awkward in movement or in handling things
clumsy awkward bungling inept uncoordinated ungainly blundering bumbling gawky graceless lumbering maladroit gauche ham-handed cack-handed ham-fisted inexpert accident-prone butterfingered inelegant unhandy klutzy ungraceful cloddish fumbling gangling heavy ponderous unskilful botched fumbled gawkish handless heavy-handed hulking left-handed unco blunderous clownish elephantine ill-shaped incompetent inexperienced lubberly lumpish oafish spastic splay stumbling unable unadept undexterous unskillful untactful untalented untoward weedy all fingers and thumbs all thumbs with two left feet like a bull in a china shop crude amateurish unskilled rough clodhopping amateur unpolished unprofessional useless inefficient coarse stiff unfit untrained uncouth nonprofessional dilettante careless floundering wooden dilettantish jackleg incapable unsophisticated unwieldy vulgar substandard unfitted tactless boorish stilted ineffectual rude unrefined gruff unqualified cumbersome shambling churlish indelicate cowboy slipshod rough-hewn inapt shoddy crass skill-less rustic heavy-footed artless inadequate stolid unpractised butterfingers clunky bovine injudicious indiscreet green harsh unsubtle rash slapdash sloppy ill-bred poor hasty two left feet unnatural raw foolish muddled unfortunate uncomfortable rustical uneasy botching doltish unsteady loutish bulky inferior stupid imprudent uncivil bodged lumpen flat-footed unworkmanlike unpolitic insufficient having two left feet having two left hands brash undiplomatic impolitic bush-league incapacitated bearish hopeless not agile all thumbs unsuitable no good not up to scratch not equal to not cut out for shuffling lurching mutton-fisted laboured backwards ambilevous lethargic ugly obtuse fumbly slouching unaccomplished lay hack rough-and-tumble coltish disaster-prone ill-fated unlucky doomed ill-starred brutish insipid puddingy dull unfacile laborious unproductive unsuccessful out of your depth surly sullen clunking unmannerly unwise sharp inadvisable blunt labored uncourtly rusty lifeless uncultured gross Neanderthal blockish yobbish dorky unthinking unperceptive second-rate dozy swinish unartful menial rigid passionless leaden flat dry stodgy unpracticed unimpassioned spiritless soulless tasteless inoperative inefficacious callous ignorant immoral unfitting dishonourable dishonorable nonexpert slack wrong weighty inflexible deadpan inexpressive obstinate unyielding unbending lacking vitality ill-advised ape-like straightforward precipitate bad inproficient suboptimal subpar negligent can't hack it can't cut it not up to badly behaved deficient ineffective lacking wanting lacking ability pathetic unproficient disqualified unapt unequipped ineligible uninitiated unadapted not good enough unreliable undependable a dead loss less capable not much cop unable to do something for toffee out to lunch not up to snuff not up to it not have it leaving much to be desired

Antonym of helpless

helpless Idiom, Proverb

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