Defenselessly
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 military. {armed} [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • defenselessly — adverb without defense the child was standing in the middle of the crossfire, defenselessly • Syn: ↑defenseless, ↑defenceless, ↑defencelessly • Derived from adjective: ↑defenceless (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • defenselessly — adverb see defense I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • defenselessly — See defenseless. * * * …   Universalium

  • defenselessly — adverb In a defenseless manner …   Wiktionary

  • defenselessly — adv. in an unprotected manner, vulnerably, helplessly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defenselessly — de·fense·less·ly …   English syllables

  • defenceless — I adjective 1. lacking protection or support a defenseless child • Syn: ↑defenseless • Similar to: ↑vulnerable • Derivationally related forms: ↑defencelessness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • defencelessly — adverb without defense the child was standing in the middle of the crossfire, defenselessly • Syn: ↑defenseless, ↑defenceless, ↑defenselessly • Derived from adjective: ↑defenceless (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • defenseless — I adjective 1. lacking protection or support a defenseless child • Syn: ↑defenceless • Similar to: ↑vulnerable • Derivationally related forms: ↑defencelessness …   Useful english dictionary

  • defense — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Late Latin defensa vengeance, from Latin, feminine of defensus, past participle of defendere Date: 14th century 1. a. the act or action of defending < the defense of our country > < speak …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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