- without a head.
- having the head cut off; beheaded.
- having no leader or chief; leaderless.
- foolish; stupid: a headless argument.
Origin of headless
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Examples from the Web for headless
Yes, our phone screens may be filled with headless torsos and “looking?”Sex-Crazed Narcissist Pretends He's an Artist
August 20, 2014
IS celebrated the assaults by posting online photos of headless bodies that the group claimed were soldiers killed in the attacks.The ISIS Caliphate’s Coming Blitz of Baghdad
July 28, 2014
A few days after this fateful visit, each visionary reported seeing images of rivers of blood and headless corpses.Did the Virgin Mary Warn Rwanda’s Holiest Town of the Genocide?
April 20, 2014
In the pilot, Brooks proves himself to be the lamest cop of all time by agreeing to lead the headless horseman to his head.
Naturally, the headless horseman is really the first horseman of the apocalypse.
The headless fish leaped from under his hands as though they were facing a rapid.American Notes
But, as if to correct this, one of the beasts was headless, and one of the gates had fallen from its hinges.The Wild Geese
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And heated Fritz his helmet doffs, Not deeming he's a headless trunk.Enamels and Cameos and other Poems
Among the number which I got, five were fresh and the rest stinking and headless.The Book of the Damned
Many other persons also beheld the headless phantom in the palace.
- without a head
- without a leader
- foolish or stupid
- prosody another word for catalectic
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Word Origin and History for headless
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