What is a word for something you can't do anything about?
So I'm writing an essay about Corruption in Slavery and I'm trying to think of a title, and you know how the slaves "couldn't do anything about it"....I can't find the word for that!
- KathyLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The word you are looking for is 'impotent'. It means powerless; without the strength or power to do anything effective or helpful.
Some synonyms for impotent are: powerless, weak, helpless, incapable, ineffective.
A title could be something like - The Powerful and The Powerless
- VolusianLv 71 decade ago
Powerless, victims of circumstance
hapless - deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"
Irreconcilable may fit.
Impossible to reconcile
1. A person, especially a member of a group, who will not compromise, adjust, or submit.
2. One of two or more conflicting ideas or beliefs that cannot be brought into harmony.
Definition two would apply here: Proslavery advocates vs. Anti-slavery advocates (the slaves were caught in the middle of this controversy and had no say so in the matter)
Suggestion for your title: Irreconcilable Differences
Irreconcilable Differences and Hapless Circumstances
- momomoLv 71 decade ago
Main Entry: inescapable, inevitable
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: certain; cannot be avoided
Synonyms: all locked up, assured, binding, compulsory, decided, decreed, destined, determined, doomed, fated, fateful, fixed, for certain, foreordained, imminent, impending, in the bag, ineluctable, ineludible, inescapable, inexorable, inflexible, irresistible, irrevocable, necessary, no ifs ands or buts, obligatory, ordained, pat, prescribed, settled, sure, unalterable, unavoidable, undeniable, unpreventable, without recourse
Antonyms: avoidable, doubtful, escapable, fortuitous, preventable, uncertain, unlikely, unsureSource(s): www.thesaurus.reference.com
- jerrybLv 71 decade ago
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- 1 decade ago
o well is a good word or idk that helps to.... lol im just sayin stuff hope u can use it