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1. Lacking teeth.
2. Lacking force; ineffectual.

tooth′less·ly adv.
tooth′less·ness n.
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(ˈtuθ lɪs)

1. lacking teeth.
2. without a serrated edge: a toothless saw.
3. lacking in force or sharpness; dull or ineffectual.
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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"
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أدْرَد، لا أسْنان لَه


[ˈtuːθlɪs] ADJdesdentado, sin dientes (fig) → sin poder efectivo, ineficaz
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈtuːθləs] adj
[person, smile] → édenté(e)
(= ineffective) [organization] → sans réel pouvoir; [law] → sans effet
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈtuːθlɪs] adjsdentato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
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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.
But in the hierarchy of seriousness, violating the JCPOA is actually more serious and shows the complete toothlessness of the UN and UNSC to hold to account any of the P5 (the 5 permanent members of the Security Council, namely the US, UK, France Russia and China).
Rather than defensive brilliance, on this occasion it owed more to the toothlessness of the Magpies' attack at a subdued St James' Park some 4,000 spectators short of its average attendance amid a protest at owner Mike Ashley.
The Magpies' toothlessness in recent weeks has been borne out of a lack of intent in possession - but at Old Trafford they were incisive in everything they did for 45 minutes.
They conceded their hypothesis was not consistent with toothlessness in turtles, which still have a long incubation period
The growing audacity of media censorship is spurred by Pemra's toothlessness. Political corruption is rife in the absence of genuine accountability.
Edentulism or toothlessness has increased in recent years, which amplified the demand of quick and precise intraoral scanners.
DAMOUR DESPERATELY NEEDS A REST ANOTHER cause of Cardiff's midfield toothlessness against Preston may simply be the fact that Damour looks absolutely spent.
This new extinct species, called Inermorostrum xenops, "possesses adaptations for suction feeding: toothlessness and a shortened rostrum," the study says, referring to its snout.