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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 ?
It was excellent drill for their memories, a harmless amusement, and employed many hours which otherwise would have been idle, lonely, or spent in less profitable society.
Although the seizures that came upon him were harmless enough, they could not be laughed away.
I put some harmless sedative in your tea that you might sleep soundly, and not awaken until we were well on our way.
it would not be the act of men to leave such harmless things to their fate, even though it breaks up the harboring place forever.
It would have been well if the new life of the Devil's Ford had shown no other irregularity than the harmless eccentricities of its original locaters.
He met the scowl of old Hepzibah without apparent alarm, as having heretofore encountered it and found it harmless.
It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.
Transcribed here the speech sounds harmless enough, particularly as uttered in the sweet, high, casual pipe with which, at all interlocutors, but above all at his eternal governess, he threw off intonations as if he were tossing roses.
Generally, however, this harmless question would only make his fellow workingmen lose their tempers and call him a fool.
A little harmless gossip ensued on various themes, such as where old Aunt Sally got her new red headkerchief, and how "Missis was a going to give Lizzy that spotted muslin gown, when she'd got her new berage made up;" and how Mas'r Shelby was thinking of buying a new sorrel colt, that was going to prove an addition to the glories of the place.
I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, neat at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of, those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless.
Then I lifted up my hands -- stood just so a moment -- then I said, with the most awful solemnity: "Let the enchantment dissolve and pass harmless away