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
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, […].
* See also
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