Unable to defend oneself or to act without help. (adjective)
Examples of word helpless
As unexpressed, he feels it in what we called a helpless and oppressed way; as expressed, he feels in a way from which this sense of oppression has vanished.
If we love the creatures of earth, who are so gaily irresponsible, so full of zest, we shall share with them the large-hearted merriment of comradeship, and find that the blessing of the helpless is the key to unlock the world.
Shall we cease to teach our children that of all covetousness, that which would spoil the helpless is the most revolting?
He seemed a forgetful kind of gentleman, and his hands were what I call helpless hands, sir!
He was removed to what they call the helpless ward, where he was well nursed and attended.