harmless


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harmless

adjective benign, blunt, gentle, hurtless, impotent, innocens, innocent, innocuous, innoxius, inoffensive, nonmalignant, nonpoisonous, nontoxic, nonvenomous, nonviolent, tame, trustworthy, unaggressive, unhazardous, unmilitant, unthreatening, weak, without risk
Associated concepts: harmless beyond a reasonable doubt, harmless error, hold harmless
See also: innocuous, nontoxic, powerless, safe, salutary, unobjectionable
References in classic literature ?
That is all; it was a mere harmless jest, my beloved.
At any rate, it was a harmless eccentricity, and may the god of gales, who took him away so abruptly between New Zealand and the Horn, let his soul rest in some Paradise of true seamen, where no amount of carrying on will ever dismast a ship!
But I’ll go to the hut with my own game, for I wouldn’t touch one of the harmless things that cover the ground here, looking up with their eyes on me, as if they only wanted tongues to say their thoughts.
The third are gratiosi, favorites; such as exceed not this scantling, to be solace to the sovereign, and harmless to the people.
Strickland was the most harmless of all the lion-hunters that pursue their quarry from the rarefied heights of Hampstead to the nethermost studios of Cheyne Walk.
Ozma and Dorothy could not refrain from laughing to see their dreaded enemies become as harmless as babies.
The cook, a harmless old Chinaman, and Virginia were left in sole possession of the Ithaca.
Your father at that time was a harmless wreck of a man who was fast killing himself with brandy.
I can assure you that I am quite a harmless person, though.
Saloon-mates I drank with, who were good fellows and harmless, sober, did most violent and lunatic things when they were drunk.
Of course, it's not right to talk MEAN gossip, but the harmless kind doesn't hurt.
But you eat harmless things, so it doesn't matter," replied the Tiger.