[ tooth-lis ]
/ ˈtuθ lɪs /


lacking teeth.
without a serrated edge, as a saw.
lacking in force or sharpness; dull; ineffectual: a toothless argument.

Origin of toothless

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at tooth, -less

Related forms

tooth·less·ly, adverbtooth·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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