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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of harmless

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

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

harmlessly adverb
harmlessness noun

Examples of harmless in a sentence

  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 for Students

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

harmlessly adverb



Law Dictionary

harmless

adjective harm·less

Legal Definition of harmless

  1. 1 :  free from harm, liability, or loss —often used in the phrase to hold harmless — see also hold harmless

  2. 2 :  lacking capacity or intent to injure

harmlessly adverb
harmlessness noun




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