[ tooth-lis ]
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  1. lacking teeth.

  2. without a serrated edge, as a saw.

  1. 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

Other words from toothless

  • tooth·less·ly, adverb
  • tooth·less·ness, noun

Words Nearby toothless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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