adjective harm·less \ˈhärm-ləs\

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

Full Definition of HARMLESS

:  free from harm, liability, or loss
:  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.

First Known Use of HARMLESS

14th century

Rhymes with HARMLESS

HARMLESSNESS Defined for Kids


adjective harm·less \ˈhärm-ləs\

Definition of HARMLESS for Kids

:  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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