Harmless

  • 1harmless — harmless, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive, unoffending are comparable when meaning not having hurtful or injurious qualities. Harmless may be applied to whatever seems incapable of doing harm {poor harmless fly Shak.} {be ye therefore wise as… …

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  • 2harmless — harm·less adj 1: free from harm, liability, or loss often used in the phrase to hold harmless see also hold harmless 2: lacking capacity or intent to injure harm·less·ly adv harm·less·ness n …

    Law dictionary

  • 3Harmless — Harm less (h[aum]rm l[e^]s), a. 1. Free from harm; unhurt; as, to give bond to save another harmless. [1913 Webster] 2. Free from power or disposition to harm; innocent; inoffensive. The harmless deer. Drayton Syn: Innocent; innoxious; innocuous; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4harmless — c.1300, uninjured, from HARM (Cf. harm) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less). Meaning undamaged is from late 14c. Related: Harmlessly; harmlessness …

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  • 5harmless — [adj] not injurious or dangerous controllable, disarmed, gentle, guiltless, hurtless, innocent, innocuous, innoxious, inoffensive, inoperative, kind, manageable, naive, nonirritating, nontoxic, painless, paper tiger*, powerless, pussycat*,… …

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  • 6harmless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not able or likely to cause harm. DERIVATIVES harmlessly adverb harmlessness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7harmless — [härm′lis] adj. 1. Rare not harmed 2. causing or seeking to cause no harm; not harmful; inoffensive harmlessly adv. harmlessness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8harmless — adj. 1) harmless to 2) harmless to + inf. (it s harmless to day dream) * * * [ hɑːmlɪs] harmless to harmless to + inf. (it s harmless to daydream) …

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  • 9harmless — harm|less [ harmləs ] adjective * 1. ) not causing any harm: Their wrestling was just harmless fun. You can hold the snake, it s harmless. harmless to: Most of these bugs are harmless to us. 2. ) not likely to upset people or cause problems: She… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10harmless — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)mləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is harmless does not have any bad effects, especially on people s health. Industry has been working at developing harmless substitutes for these gases... This experiment was harmless to the… …

    English dictionary

  • 11harmless */ — UK [ˈhɑː(r)mləs] / US [ˈhɑrmləs] adjective 1) not causing any harm Their wrestling was just harmless fun. You can hold the snake: it s harmless. harmless to: Most of these bugs are harmless to us. 2) not likely to upset people or to cause… …

    English dictionary

  • 12harmless — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ▪ make sth, render sth ▪ chemical wastes which have to be rendered harmless …

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  • 13harmless — harmlessly, adv. harmlessness, n. /hahrm lis/, adj. 1. without the power or desire to do harm; innocuous: He looks mean but he s harmless; a harmless Halloween prank. 2. without injury; unhurt; unharmed. 3. hold harmless, Law. to relieve from… …

    Universalium

  • 14Harmless — The term harmless may be taken in several ways: * A legal term occurring in the contract law concept of hold harmless (indemnity). See also waiver. * An in joke for HGTTG aficionados: see Mostly Harmless …

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  • 15harmless — adjective 1 unable or unlikely to hurt anyone or cause damage: The dog seems fierce, but actually he s harmless. 2 not likely to upset or offend anyone: harmless fun: It was just a bit of harmless fun. harmlessly adverb harmlessness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16harmless — harm|less [ˈha:mləs US ˈha:rm ] adj 1.) unable or unlikely to hurt anyone or cause damage ▪ Her brother s a bit simple, but he s quite harmless. 2.) not likely to upset or offend anyone ▪ It was just a bit of harmless fun . >harmlessly adv ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17harmless — adjective 1) a harmless substance Syn: safe, innocuous, benign, gentle, mild, wholesome, nontoxic, nonpoisonous, nonirritant, nonirritating, hypoallergenic; nonaddictive Ant: dangerous, toxic …

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  • 18harmless — adjective 1) a harmless substance Syn: safe, innocuous, gentle, mild, non toxic 2) he seems harmless enough Syn: inoffensive, innocuous, gentle • Ant …

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  • 19harmless — adjective Date: 14th century 1. free from harm, liability, or loss 2. lacking capacity or intent to injure ; innocuous < a harmless joke > • harmlessly adverb • harmlessness noun …

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  • 20harmless — harm•less [[t]ˈhɑrm lɪs[/t]] adj. 1) without the power or desire to do harm; innocuous: a harmless prank[/ex] 2) without injury; unhurt; unharmed • Etymology: 1250–1300 harm′less•ly, adv. harm′less•ness, n …

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