What does defenseless mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defenseless, defenceless(adj)

    lacking protection or support

    "a defenseless child"

  2. naked, defenseless(adj)

    having no protecting or concealing cover

    "naked to mine enemies"- Shakespeare

  3. defenseless, defenceless(adverb)

    lacking weapons for self-defense

  4. defenseless, defenceless, defenselessly, defencelessly(adverb)

    without defense

    "the child was standing in the middle of the crossfire, defenselessly"


  1. defenseless(Adjective)

    Lacking any form of defense; vulnerable; open to attack.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defenseless(adj)

    destitute of defense; unprepared to resist attack; unable to oppose; unprotected

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defenseless in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defenseless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of defenseless in a Sentence

  1. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea:

    It appears to be a completely cowardly, despicable, senseless attack on a defenseless police officer, thank God we're not planning a funeral.

  2. Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michele Fiore:

    What's regrettable is governing and forcing innocent people to be defenseless while allowing and inviting terrorists into our country knowing the murderous outcome, my strong message to you is its time Americans begin protecting America. Get armed, get trained get your head out if the sand and be prepared.

  3. Patriarch Bartholomew:

    Taking away the peace of a people, committing every act of violence, or consenting to such acts, especially when directed against the weakest and defenseless, is a profoundly grave sin against God.

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. ... We have truly entered the century of the educated man.

  5. Orlando Police Chief John Mina:

    I have seen the video of Markieth Loyd executing Lt. Debra Clayton while she lay defenseless on the ground. She was given no chance to live. A cop killer – who also killed his pregnant girlfriend should not be given a chance, the heinous crimes that he committed in our community are the very reason we have the death penalty as an option under the law.

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