What does harmless mean?

Definitions for harmless
ˈhɑrm lɪsharm·less

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word harmless.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. harmlessadjective

    not causing or capable of causing harm

    "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"

Wiktionary

  1. harmlessadjective

    incapable of causing harm or danger

  2. harmlessadjective

    not intended to harm; inoffensive

  3. harmlessadjective

    safe

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Harmlessadjective

    Etymology: from harm.

    Touching ceremonies harmless in themselves, and hurtful only in respect of number, was it amiss to decree that those things that were least needful, and newliest come, should be the first that were taken away? Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 14.

    She, like harmless lightning, throws her eye
    On him, her brothers, me, her master; hitting
    Each object with a joy. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    The shipwright will be careful to gain by his labour, or at least to save himself harmless, and therefore suit his work slightly, according to a slight price. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

ChatGPT

  1. harmless

    Harmless refers to someone or something that is incapable of causing damage, injury, pain or any form of harm. It means not threatening, safe or benign.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harmlessadjective

    free from harm; unhurt; as, to give bond to save another harmless

  2. Harmlessadjective

    free from power or disposition to harm; innocent; inoffensive

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harmless in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harmless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of harmless in a Sentence

  1. The Secret:

    This [White House drone] was harmless, but in the future it might not be.

  2. Harry Browne:

    The income tax is the biggest single intrusion suffered by the American people. It forces every worker to be a bookkeeper, to open his records to the government, to explain his expenses, to fear conviction for a harmless accounting error. Compliance wastes billions of dollars. It penalizes savings and creates an enormous drag on the U.S. economy. It is incompatible with a free society, and we aren’t libertarians if we tolerate it.

  3. Brian King:

    There’s also some other ingredients that have been identified — things like volatile organic compounds as well as ultrafine particulates, including heavy metals, and so the contention that these products emit a harmless water vapor is simply not true.

  4. Buddhist:

    If you injure a harmless person, the evil will fall back upon you, like light dust thrown up against the wind.

  5. Kok Chwee Sim:

    Spotting in locations such as Singapore where the hobby is less understood, the biggest challenge is posed by the security, even as one is clearly and visibly harmless near an airport, security personnel tend to insist that one moves on and not spot or photograph airplanes.

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