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Synonyms for defencelessde·fence·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defenseless, defencelessadjective

    lacking protection or support

    "a defenseless child"

    defenseless, naked

    armed, invulnerable

  2. defenseless, defencelessadverb

    lacking weapons for self-defense

    defenseless, naked

    invulnerable, armed

  3. defenseless, defenceless, defenselessly, defencelesslyadverb

    without defense

    "the child was standing in the middle of the crossfire, defenselessly"

    defenselessly, defencelessly, defenseless

    armed, invulnerable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defencelessadjective

    unguarded, unarmed, unprotected, exposed, weak

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "defenceless":

    defenseless, helpless, unarmed, powerless, vulnerable, unprotected

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How to use defenceless in a sentence?

  1. Niccollo Machavelli, The Prince.:

    So as a prince is forced to know how to act like a beast, he must learn from the fox and the lion; becouse the lion is defenceless against traps and the fox is defenceless against wolves. Therefore one must be a fox in order to recognise traps and lion to frighten off wolves.

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