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harmless

[ hahrm-lis ]
/ ˈhɑrm lɪs /
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adjective

without the power or desire to do harm; innocuous: He looks mean but he's harmless; a harmless Halloween prank.
without injury; unhurt; unharmed.

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Idioms for harmless

    hold harmless, Law. to relieve from responsibility or liability for any damage or loss.Also save harmless.

Origin of harmless

1250–1300; Middle English. See harm, -less

OTHER WORDS FROM harmless

harm·less·ly, adverbharm·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for harmless

harmless
/ (ˈhɑːmlɪs) /

adjective

not causing any physical or mental damage or injury
unlikely to annoy or worry peoplea harmless sort of man

Derived forms of harmless

harmlessly, adverbharmlessness, noun
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