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head·less

 (hĕd′lĭs)
adj.
1.
a. Formed without a head.
b. Decapitated.
2. Lacking a leader or director.
3. Lacking intelligence and prudence; stupid or foolish.

head′less·ness n.

headless

(ˈhɛdlɪs)
adj
1. without a head
2. without a leader
3. foolish or stupid
4. (Poetry) prosody another word for catalectic
ˈheadlessness n

head•less

(ˈhɛd lɪs)

adj.
1. lacking a head.
2. beheaded.
3. having no leader or chief.
4. foolish; stupid.
[before 1000]
head′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.headless - not having a head or formed without a head ; "the headless horseman"; "brads are headless nails"
headed - having a head of a specified kind or anything that serves as a head; often used in combination; "headed bolts"; "three-headed Cerberus"; "a cool-headed fighter pilot"
2.headless - not using intelligence
unintelligent, stupid - lacking intelligence; "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers"
Translations

headless

[ˈhedlɪs] ADJ (lit) [body] → sin cabeza; (= leaderless) → acéfalo
to run around like a headless chicken (Brit) → ir dando palos de ciego, ir de acá para allá sin saber qué hacer

headless

[ˈhɛdləs] adj [person, animal] → sans têtehead lice nplpoux mpl
References in classic literature ?
The vast white headless phantom floats further and further from the ship, and every rod that it so floats, what seem square roods of sharks and cubic roods of fowls, augment the murderous din.
As Tara of Helium looked down into the enclosure surrounding the nearest tower, her brows contracted momentarily in frowning surprise, and then her eyes went wide in an expression of incredulity tinged with horror, for what she saw was a score or two of human bodies--naked and headless.
It sank and arose again--a headless, hideous, monstrous thing of menace.
The head couldn't see the body with either pair of its eyes, because the dog was in the way, so the headless Scoodler stumbled around over the rocks and tripped on them more than once in its effort to regain its top.
And there's a headless man stalks up and down the path and skeletons glower at you between the boughs.
Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has furnished materials for many a wild story in that region of shadows; and the spectre is known at all the country firesides, by the name of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
A hole had been excavated in the ground, partially uncovering a heavy chest, and across this chest lay the headless body of Doctor Carl von Horn.
As Smythe took the handles and they turned the great corner of the street, Angus was amused to see a gigantesque poster of "Smythe's Silent Service," with a picture of a huge headless iron doll, carrying a saucepan with the legend, "A Cook Who is Never Cross.
It stood upright upon the figure of a prostrate and headless giant.
They found them mere headless trunks; and the wounds with which they were covered showed how bravely they had fought.
I'm not afraid of the White Lady or the headless man or the skeletons, but I wish I had never imagined that baby's ghost into existence.
A woman's arm touched the soul of a great sculptor two thousand years ago, so that he wrought an image of it for the Parthenon which moves us still as it clasps lovingly the timeworn marble of a headless trunk.