Bebas/ Bebasi Meaning [बेबस, बेबसी]

Bebas as well as bebasi is a common Urdu-Hindi word.

The word comes from Bas [बस], a form of vash [वश], by adding Urdu prefix be- [बे-] which means without. Bas or Vash means control, and hence bebas means one without control, i.e. someone who cannot do anything to change what is happening.

Bebasi comes from bebas, and means the state of not being able to do anything, which in short can be called powerlessness or helplessness.

The usage can be as follows.

Wo bada bebas hai. - He is very helpless.
Is bebasi mein wo kya kar sakta hai. - what can he do in this state of helplessness?
                            

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