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1. defenceless

adjective. lacking weapons for self-defense.

Synonyms

  • unarmed

Antonyms

  • protected
  • secure

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • defence (English)

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2. defenceless

adverb. without defense.

Synonyms

  • defencelessly
  • defenselessly

Antonyms

  • strong
  • setose
  • bristly

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • defence (English)

3. defenceless

adjective. lacking protection or support.

Synonyms

  • defenseless

Antonyms

  • unconquerable
  • unsusceptible

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • defence (English)

Example sentences of the word defenceless


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
When your body is put in an extreme situation for too long it can shut down, leaving you defenceless to many things such as hypothermia.

2. Noun, singular or mass
But most aphid infestations are fairly easy to control, as aphids are slow and defenceless.

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