- lacking teeth.
- without a serrated edge, as a saw.
- lacking in force or sharpness; dull; ineffectual: a toothless argument.
Origin of toothless
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Examples from the Web for toothless
It was like witnessing the last two weeks of the life of a blind and toothless dog you knew the vet was just itching to destroy.Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie
December 8, 2014
Trierweiler claims that Hollande, a socialist, showed contempt for the poor, supposedly calling them “the toothless.”Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex
November 28, 2014
This man, the man of the left, says in private ‘the toothless,’ proud of his quip.Hollande's Jilted Lover Valerie Trierweiler Tells All
September 3, 2014
To those unaccustomed to the machinations of the UN, this may seem like yet another insignificant and toothless resolution.At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style
June 26, 2014
The statement after the emergency NATO meeting was a toothless collection of platitudes.Crimea Is Gone—What Does NATO Do Next?
March 2, 2014
It swung to behind his back with no more noise than the snap of a toothless jaw.Chance
Then smiling a wide, toothless smile, she laid her finger on her lips.The Secret of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
For all the old fellow was toothless, Jimmy saw that his claws were long and sharp.The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit
Arthur Scott Bailey
Violence amongst these toothless, tottering, trembling, feeble ones?Roundabout Papers
William Makepeace Thackeray
Across the face, like a gash, the toothless, grinning mouth.The Frontier
Word Origin and History for toothless
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper