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Definition of helplessly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    helplessly

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˈhelpləsli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhelpləsli//
     
     
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  1. 1in a way that shows that you are unable to do anything in a particular situation They watched helplessly as their home went up in flames.
  2. 2in a way that shows that you are unable to control a strong feeling Both sisters started to laugh helplessly.