Definition of toothless
1 : having no teeth
2a : lacking in sharpness or bite spoke in toothless generalities — Arthur Hepnerb : lacking in means of enforcement or coercion : ineffectual
Recent Examples of toothless from the Web
But his jokes are not toothless: His material can be bawdy, political and aggressively absurd.
Only Ian Happ, Addison Russell and Miguel Montero could muster hits on Saturday, a toothless performance from a lineup that successfully tuned up the Dodgers during last year’s NLCS and in April at Wrigley Field.
Despite the filmmakers' best efforts, Cannibal is a toothless critique of mass media's most tasteless fare.
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First Known Use of toothless
TOOTHLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of toothless for English Language Learners
: having or showing no teeth
: not effective or powerful
Medical Definition of toothless
: having no teeth
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