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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
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The germ can live harmlessly on or in anyone, but it can cause infection in those under intensive care or receiving chemotherapy.
South Korean defense officials said the projectiles fired from an eastern port city Thursday flew about 190 kilometers (120 miles) before harmlessly landing into the waters off its east coast, AP reported.
The night begins harmlessly as they enjoy watching a few of James' family home videos and decide to bring them to the party later.
Israel said a few were knocked down by Israeli defenses but most fell harmlessly in unpopulated areas.
According to Fox News, fragments of the former reconnaissance satellite will most likely fall harmlessly into the Pacific Ocean, Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said.
Short pulses of ultrasonic energy radiate out, and harmlessly bounce back from the internal surfaces.
Gregory picked himself up to take the spot kick but made a complete hash of it, firing harmlessly into the arms of Chris Sanna.
The first real chance of the contest fell to Stephen Hunt, whose miscued volley sent the ball harmlessly wide, and then Darron Gibson shot straight at Croatian keeper Stipe Pletikosa shortly after being fed by Damien Duff.
Meningococcal bacteria are usually carried harmlessly in people's noses and throats.
Listeria monocytogenes is widespread in the environment, living in soil and vegetation, and exists harmlessly in the the guts of at least 5% of healthy people.
It catches dust and inhaled particles and delivers them harmlessly to the stomach.
He is housetrained and gets along with cats, but he can be harmlessly crabby to other dogs.