Helplessness vs Discouragement - What's the difference?

helplessness | discouragement |


As nouns the difference between helplessness and discouragement

is that helplessness is the state of being helpless while discouragement is the act of discouraging.

helplessness

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The state of being helpless.
  • A feeling of inadequacy or impotence.
  • *
  • *:Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, her alluring smile?; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.
  • Synonyms

    * impotence

    See also

    * powerlessness

    discouragement

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • the act of discouraging
  • anything that discourages