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harmless Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective not causing or capable of causing harm
    • harmless bacteria
    • rendered the bomb harmless

Harm"less adjective
  1. Free from harm; unhurt; as, to give bond to save another harmless.
  2. Free from power or disposition to harm; innocent; inoffensive. " The harmless deer." Drayton Syn. -- Innocent; innoxious; innocuous; inoffensive; unoffending; unhurt; uninjured; unharmed. --Harm"less*ly, adv.- Harm"less*ness, n.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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