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1. defenseless

adjective. ['dɪˈfɛnsləs'] having no protecting or concealing cover.

Synonyms

  • unprotected

Antonyms

  • assisted
  • covered

Etymology

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

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Words that Rhyme with Defenseless

  • senseless
  • fenceless

Example sentences of the word defenseless


1. Noun, singular or mass
Hitting a defenseless player may subject you to a penalty such as boarding or hitting from behind.

2. Adjective
But sometimes, people feel they must protect a defenseless creature.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Landlord-tenant law in Texas gives tenants many rights but doesn't leave landlords completely defenseless.

Quotes containing the word defenseless


1. I can't believe I said it out loud. The truth doesn't set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and petrified and vulnerable. But free? I don't feel free. I feel like shit.
- Melina Marchetta, Saving Francesca

2. It is that we are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never no helplessly unhappy as when we have lost our loved object of its love.
- Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

3. Riley : "Do you want to claw at me, kitty-cat? Come on."Mercy: "Sorry, I don't beat defenseless puppies.
- Nalini Singh, Branded by Fire

2. defenseless

adverb. ['dɪˈfɛnsləs'] without defense.

Synonyms

  • defencelessly
  • defenselessly

Antonyms

  • safe
  • strong
  • setose

Etymology

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

3. defenseless

adjective. ['dɪˈfɛnsləs'] lacking weapons for self-defense.

Synonyms

  • unarmed

Antonyms

  • clothed
  • covert

Etymology

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

4. defenseless

adjective. ['dɪˈfɛnsləs'] lacking protection or support.

Synonyms

  • defenceless

Antonyms

  • unsusceptible
  • secure

Etymology

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