toothless

adjective tooth·less \ ˈtüth-ləs \

Definition of toothless

1 :having no teeth
2 a :lacking in sharpness or bite
  • spoke in toothless generalities
  • —Arthur Hepner
b :lacking in means of enforcement or coercion :ineffectual

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First Known Use of toothless

14th century


TOOTHLESS Defined for English Language Learners

toothless

adjective

Definition of toothless for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing no teeth

  • : not effective or powerful


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toothless

adjective tooth·less \ ˈtüth-ləs \

medical Definition of toothless

:having no teeth

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