toothless

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tooth·less

 (to͞oth′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking teeth.
2. Lacking force; ineffectual.

tooth′less·ly adv.
tooth′less·ness n.

tooth•less

(ˈtuθ lɪs)

adj.
1. lacking teeth.
2. without a serrated edge: a toothless saw.
3. lacking in force or sharpness; dull or ineffectual.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.toothless - lacking teethtoothless - lacking teeth; "most birds are toothless"; "a toothless old crone"
toothed - having teeth especially of a certain number or type; often used in combination; "saw-toothed"
2.toothless - lacking necessary force for effectivenesstoothless - lacking necessary force for effectiveness; "a toothless piece of legislation"
ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective - not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
Translations
أدْرَد، لا أسْنان لَه
bezzubý
tandløs
hampaaton
fogatlan
tannlaus
bezzębnabezzębnebezzębny
bezzubý
dişsiz

toothless

[ˈtuːθlɪs] ADJdesdentado, sin dientes (fig) → sin poder efectivo, ineficaz

toothless

[ˈtuːθləs] adj
[person, smile] → édenté(e)
(= ineffective) [organization] → sans réel pouvoir; [law] → sans effet

toothless

[ˈtuːθlɪs] adjsdentato/a

tooth

(tuːθ) nounplural teeth (tiːθ)
1. any of the hard, bone-like objects that grow in the mouth and are used for biting and chewing. He has had a tooth out at the dentist's.
2. something that looks or acts like a tooth. the teeth of a comb/saw.
teethe (tiːð) verb
(of a baby) to grow one's first teeth. He cries a lot because he's teething.
toothed adjective
having teeth. a toothed wheel.
ˈtoothless adjective
without teeth. a toothless old woman.
ˈtoothy adjective
showing a lot of teeth. a toothy grin.
ˈtoothache noun
a pain in a tooth. He has / is suffering from toothache.
ˈtoothbrush noun
a brush for cleaning the teeth.
ˈtoothpaste noun
a kind of paste used to clean the teeth. a tube of toothpaste.
ˈtoothpick noun
a small piece of wood, plastic etc for picking out food etc from between the teeth.
be/get etc long in the tooth
(of a person or animal) to be, become etc, old. I'm getting a bit long in the tooth to climb mountains.
a fine-tooth comb
a comb with the teeth set close together, for removing lice, dirt etc from hair etc.
a sweet tooth
a liking for sweet food. My friend has a sweet tooth.
tooth and nail
fiercely and with all one's strength. They fought tooth and nail.
References in classic literature ?
Big fella shark-fish, that fella leg stop 'm along him," the ancient grinned, exposing a horrible aperture of toothlessness for a mouth.
Aristotle points to biological pairs like sight and blindness, having teeth and toothlessness, and having hair and baldness as examples of possession and privation par excellence.
But the Belgian international was sorely missed at the Liberty Stadium in a game in which the visitors' toothlessness in the final third was exposed by a single moment of madness from Seamus Coleman as the most avoidable of penalties denied Everton a fourth consecutive victory.
The fatal flaw of the intelligible principle test is its toothlessness.
Perhaps it was down to my nerves kicking in but during the game, despite the toothlessness of both sides, I always felt they were the side who were looking most likely to nick it.
USP: Tongue always hangs out because of her short lower jaw and toothlessness.
officials have subtly modified their tone, saying Assad has "lost his legitimacy,'' rather than demanding outright that he step down, analysts say they have not articulated a vision that acknowledges the tenacity of Assad's government, the toothlessness of the exile coalition or Syrians' growing misgivings over the ascendance of jihadist insurgents who have sought to impose religious rule on areas they control.
The combined efforts of Modibo Maiga and Mladen Petric in attack saw the injured Andy Carroll's stock rise exponentially such was their toothlessness.
Similar to the broken tooth in "August 1914," toothlessness is more than a literal loss: it represents the figurative loss of power and effectiveness, hence the connotation of the word toothless.
This looks like being a tight affair though the layers believe the Rams' toothlessness in front of goal has to be heavily factored in.