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Meaning of HARMLESS

Pronunciation:  'hârmlis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (pathology) not threatening to life or health; not malignant; "a benign tumor is usually harmless"
  2. [adj]  not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"
  3. [adj]  not injurious to physical or mental health
  4. [adj]  unlikely to harm or disturb anyone; "harmless old man"
  5. [adj]  not producing any toxic effects

HARMLESS is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: benign, benignant, innocent, innocuous, innoxious, inoffensive, insipid, nonmalignant, uncontroversial, unoffending
 Antonyms: harmful, noxious
 See Also: atoxic, harmless, nontoxic, painless, safe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Harm"less\, a.
1. Free from harm; unhurt; as, to give bond to save another

2. Free from power or disposition to harm; innocent;
   inoffensive. `` The harmless deer.'' --Drayton

Syn: Innocent; innoxious; innocuous; inoffensive;
     unoffending; unhurt; uninjured; unharmed.
     --{Harm"less*ly}, adv.- {Harm"less*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: benign, bright, dependable, fail-safe, firm, fresh, gentle, guaranteed, guiltless, innocent, innocuous, inoffensive, inviolate, invulnerable, mild, mint, nonmalignant, nonpoisonous, nontoxic, nonvirulent, painless, pristine, reliable, riskless, safe, scatheless, sound, stable, steady, trustworthy, unbroken, unbruised, undamaged, undamaging, undangerous, undefaced, undeformed, undemolished, undestroyed, unfaded, unharmed, unhazardous, unhurt, unhurtful, unimpaired, uninjured, uninjurious, unmaimed, unmangled, unmarked, unmarred, unobnoxious, unoffending, unperilous, unprecarious, unrisky, unscarred, unscathed, unscratched, unshattered, unspoiled, untorn, untouched, unwithered, unworn, virgin, warranteed