Definition of harmless
1 : free from harm, liability, or loss
2 : lacking capacity or intent to injure : innocuous a harmless joke
Examples of harmless in a sentence
His ideas seem harmless enough.
We're just having a bit of harmless fun.
It was just a harmless joke.
First Known Use of harmless
HARMLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of harmless for English Language Learners
: not causing harm : unable to cause harm : not dangerous : not meant to cause harm or offense
HARMLESS Defined for Kids
Definition of harmless for Students
: not harmful “… the real issue is Mrs. Granger's reaction to a harmless little experiment with language …” — Andrew Clements, Frindle
Legal Definition of harmless
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
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