Frightened vs Helpless - What's the difference?

frightened | helpless |


As adjectives the difference between frightened and helpless

is that frightened is afraid; suffering from fear while helpless is unable to defend oneself or to act without help.

As a verb frightened

is (frighten).

frightened

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Afraid; suffering from fear.
  • *
  • He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance.But she said she must go back, and when they joined the crowd again her partner was haled off with a frightened look to the royal circle, […].

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (head)
  • (frighten)
  • helpless

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Unable to defend oneself or to act without help.
  • * 1995 , (Bryan Adams),
  • Then when you find yourself lyin' helpless in her arms
    You know you really love a woman
  • Uncontrollable.