defenceless defenceless adj. same as {defenseless}; as, a defenceless child.

Syn: defenseless, helpless. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • defenceless — (Brit.) de fence·less || lɪs adj. without protection, without defence (also defenseless) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defenceless — (US defenseless) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ without defence or protection; completely vulnerable. DERIVATIVES defencelessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • defenceless — (BrE) (AmE defenseless) adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, lie (esp. BrE) ▪ He was kicked as he lay defenceless on the ground. ▪ leave sb ▪ T …   Collocations dictionary

  • defenceless — adj. BE; AE: defenseless defenceless against (defenceless against any attack) * * * [dɪ fenslɪs] (BE) see defenceless defence pact n. a mutual defenceless defenceless against ( defenceless against any attack) defense pact …   Combinatory dictionary

  • defenceless — [[t]dɪfe̱nsləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone or something is defenceless, they are weak and unable to defend themselves properly. ...a savage attack on a defenceless young girl. ...the kind of leader who would leave the country isolated and… …   English dictionary

  • defenceless — Defenseless De*fense less, a. Destitute of defense; unprepared to resist attack; unable to oppose; unprotected. [Also spelled {defenceless}.] {De*fense less*ly}, adv. {De*fense less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] 2. unarmed; used of persons or the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defenceless — adjective Without defence; undefended. Blind, deaf, and paralysed, the old man was defenceless; and the robbers easily stole all of his money …   Wiktionary

  • defenceless — de|fence|less BrE defenseless AmE [dıˈfensləs] adj weak and unable to protect yourself from attack or harm ▪ a defenceless old lady …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • defenceless — BrE, defenseless AmE weak and unable to protect yourself from attack or harm: a defenceless old lady …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • defenceless — UK [dɪˈfensləs] / US adjective weak and unable to protect yourself It was an evil crime against a defenceless old man …   English dictionary

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