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harm·less

 (härm′lĭs)
adj.
1. Not causing or incapable of causing harm.
2. Not intended to harm or offend; inoffensive.
3.
a. Of or relating to an error in a trial that would not change the outcome and therefore does not call for a reversal of the case on appeal.
b. Not giving rise to legal liability: an agreement to treat another party's behavior as harmless.

harm′less·ly adv.
harm′less·ness n.

harmless

(ˈhɑːmlɪs)
adj
1. not causing any physical or mental damage or injury
2. unlikely to annoy or worry people: a harmless sort of man.
ˈharmlessly adv
ˈharmlessness n

harm•less

(ˈhɑrm lɪs)

adj.
1. without the power or desire to do harm; innocuous: a harmless prank.
2. without injury; unhurt; unharmed.
[1250–1300]
harm′less•ly, adv.
harm′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.harmless - not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"
benignant, benign - pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air"
innocuous - not injurious to physical or mental health
painless - not causing physical or psychological pain; "painless dentistry"
safe - free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"
atoxic, nontoxic - not producing or resulting from poison
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"

harmless

adjective
1. safe, benign, wholesome, innocuous, not dangerous, nontoxic, innoxious working at developing harmless substitutes for these gases
safe dangerous, destructive, harmful, unsafe, unhealthy, unwholesome
2. inoffensive, innocent, innocuous, gentle, tame, unobjectionable He seemed harmless enough.

harmless

adjective
1. Devoid of hurtful qualities:
Translations
غَيْرُ مُؤذِيّغَيْر مُضِر، غَيْر مُؤْذٍ
neškodný
harmløsuskadelig
harmiton
bezopasan
meinlaus, skaîlaus
無害な
무해한
nenevarenneškodljiv
oförarglig
ไม่มีอันตราย
vô hại

harmless

[ˈhɑːmlɪs] ADJ [person, animal] → inofensivo; [substance, chemical] → inocuo; (= innocent) → inocente

harmless

[ˈhɑːrmləs] adj [animal, substance] → inoffensif/ive; [joke] → anodin(e); [person] → inoffensif/ive; [hobby, pleasure] → innocent(e)
Most spiders are harmless → La plupart des araignées sont inoffensives.

harmless

adj (= safe) substance, animalharmlos, ungefährlich; (fig: = inoffensive) person, pleasure, questionharmlos; the bomb was rendered harmlessdie Bombe wurde entschärft; this experiment was harmless to the animalsdieses Experiment war für die Tiere ungefährlich; it’s just a bit of harmless funes ist nur ein harmloser Spaß

harmless

[ˈhɑːmlɪs] adj (gen) → innocuo/a, inoffensivo/a; (innocent, conversation, joke) → innocente

harm

(haːm) noun
damage; injury; distress. I'll make sure you come to no harm; He meant no harm; It'll do you no harm to go.
verb
to cause (a person) harm. There's no need to be frightened – he won't harm you.
ˈharmful adjective
doing harm. Medicines can be harmful if you take too much of them.
ˈharmless adjective
not dangerous or liable to cause harm. Don't be frightened of that snake – it's harmless.
ˈharmlessly adverb
ˈharmlessness noun
out of harm's way
in a safe place. I'll put this glass vase out of harm's way, so that it doesn't get broken.

harmless

غَيْرُ مُؤذِيّ neškodný harmløs harmlos ακίνδυνος inofensivo harmiton inoffensif bezopasan innocuo 無害な 무해한 onschadelijk ufarlig nieszkodliwy inofensivo безвредный oförarglig ไม่มีอันตราย zararsız vô hại 无害的

harmless

a. inofensivo-a, inocuo-a.

harmless

adj inofensivo, que no hace daño
References in classic literature ?
Are you one of those who believe that I am either in the pay of a foreign country, or that my harmless efforts to interest myself in great things are efforts inimical to this country; that I am, in short, a traitor?
Rather, O blessed one, give you me boldness to abide within the harmless laws of peace, avoiding strife and hatred and the violent fiends of death.
She lived with her single daughter in a very small way, and was considered with all the regard and respect which a harmless old lady, under such untoward circumstances, can excite.
Ozma and Dorothy could not refrain from laughing to see their dreaded enemies become as harmless as babies.
But you eat harmless things, so it doesn't matter," replied the Tiger.
The accidents of conversation; the simple habits which regulated even such a little thing as the position of our places at table; the play of Miss Halcombe's ever-ready raillery, always directed against my anxiety as teacher, while it sparkled over her enthusiasm as pupil; the harmless expression of poor Mrs.
The third are gratiosi, favorites; such as exceed not this scantling, to be solace to the sovereign, and harmless to the people.
Let me ask you now:--How would you arrange goods--are there not some which we welcome for their own sakes, and independently of their consequences, as, for example, harmless pleasures and enjoyments, which delight us at the time, although nothing follows from them?
Nor will it be a sufficient excuse to say that the chief object well-ordered governments have in view when they permit plays to be performed in public is to entertain the people with some harmless amusement occasionally, and keep it from those evil humours which idleness is apt to engender; and that, as this may be attained by any sort of play, good or bad, there is no need to lay down laws, or bind those who write or act them to make them as they ought to be made, since, as I say, the object sought for may be secured by any sort.
I can assure you that I am quite a harmless person, though.
Our lives will not be happy, but they will be harmless and free from the misery I now feel.
Ahab well knew that although his friends at home would think little of his entering a boat in certain comparatively harmless vicissitudes of the chase, for the sake of being near the scene of action and giving his orders in person, yet for Captain Ahab to have a boat actually apportioned to him as a regular headsman in the hunt --above all for Captain Ahab to be supplied with five extra men, as that same boat's crew, he well knew that such generous conceits never entered the heads of the owners of the Pequod.