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1. harmless

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrmləs'] not causing or capable of causing harm.

Synonyms

  • benign
  • innocent
  • atoxic
  • benignant
  • innocuous
  • painless
  • safe

Antonyms

  • toxic
  • dangerous
  • noxious
  • painful
  • harmful

Etymology

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

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Words that Rhyme with Harmless

  • accomplice
  • aeschelus
  • ageless
  • aimless
  • airless
  • alice
  • anschluss
  • argyropoulos
  • bacillus
  • backless
  • baseless
  • blameless
  • bloodless
  • bolus
  • boneless
  • borealis
  • bottomless
  • boundless
  • bowlus
  • breathless

Example sentences of the word harmless


1. Adjective
Candida is usually harmless because it is used as food by healthy bacteria and other microorganisms in the body.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Although harmless on its own, this vapor can carry more dangerous particles from the smoke as it rises.

Quotes containing the word harmless


1. I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.
- Raymond Carver, Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

2. I think the very word stalking implies that you're not supposed to like it. Otherwise, it would be called 'fluffy harmless observation time'.
- Molly Harper

3. A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.
- Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

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