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harmless

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adjective harm·less \ˈhärm-ləs\

Simple Definition of harmless

  • : not causing harm : unable to cause harm : not dangerous : not meant to cause harm or offense

Full Definition of harmless

  1. 1 :  free from harm, liability, or loss

  2. 2 :  lacking capacity or intent to injure :  innocuous <a harmless joke>

harm·less·ly adverb
harm·less·ness noun

Examples of harmless

  1. His ideas seem harmless enough.

  2. We're just having a bit of harmless fun.

  3. It was just a harmless joke.



14th Century

First Known Use of harmless

14th century

Rhymes with harmless


HARMLESS Defined for Kids

harmless

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adjective harm·less \ˈhärm-ləs\

Definition of harmless

  1. :  not harmful <“… the real issue is Mrs. Granger's reaction to a harmless little experiment with language …” — Andrew Clements, Frindle>

harm·less·ly adverb




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