defenselessness defenselessness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the property of being helpless in the face of attack

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Their talk can be caustic, their clashes sharp, their belligerent defenselessness vivid.
  2. And the sparsity of novels, the great carriers of the reality principle, may help to explain German defenselessness in the face of National Socialism.
  3. The war had wrenched them abruptly, violently, out of their lives, deposited them in an utterly alien world of defenselessness, helplessness.

Quotes

  • "We need stronger laws: Those who kill should be killed," Gimenez, 65, told reporters outside her home on the night of the crime. "We are in a terrible state of defenselessness."
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Susana Giménez Source: Bloomberg

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