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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • defenselessness — index danger, impotence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • defenselessness — (Amer.) n. quality of being unprotected and vulnerable (also defencelessness) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defenselessness — noun see defense I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • defenselessness — See defenseless. * * * …   Universalium

  • defenselessness — noun The characteristic of being defenseless; vulnerability …   Wiktionary

  • defenselessness — de·fense·less·ness …   English syllables

  • defenselessness — noun the property of being helpless in the face of attack • Syn: ↑defencelessness, ↑unprotectedness • Derivationally related forms: ↑unprotected (for: ↑unprotectedness), ↑defenceless ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Murder (German law) — In Germany the term Mord (murder) is officially used for the intentional killing of another person, but only if the case is especially severe. The requirements can be read in § 211 of the German Criminal Code, Strafgesetzbuch (StGB). The murderer …   Wikipedia

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

  • Danger — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Danger >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 danger danger peril insecurity jeopardy risk hazard venture precariousness slipperiness Sgm: N 1 instability instability &c. 149 Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”