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Synonyms for harmless
ˈhɑrm lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harmless(adj)

    not causing or capable of causing harm

    "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"

    Antonyms:
    wounding, mischievous, stabbing, damaging, prejudicial, counterproductive, calumniatory, pernicious, insidious, libelous, slanderous, detrimental, bruising, ruinous, deleterious, catastrophic, bad, ill, defamatory, prejudicious, libellous, denigrating, hurtful, subtle, injurious, denigratory, denigrative, calumnious, nocent, harmful, abusive

Wiktionary

  1. harmless(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    harmful

  2. harmless(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    harmful

  3. harmless(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    harmful

  4. harmless(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    harmful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. harmless

    Innocent, in the full sense, signifies not tainted with sin; not having done wrong or violated legal or moral precept or duty; as, an innocent babe. Innocent is a negative word, expressing less than righteous, upright, or virtuous, which imply knowledge of good and evil, with free choice of the good. A little child or a lamb is innocent; a tried and faithful man is righteous, upright, virtuous. Immaculate, pure, and sinless may be used either of one who has never known the possibility of evil or of one who has perfectly and triumphantly resisted it. Innocent is used of inanimate substances in the sense of harmless; as, an innocent remedy, that is, one not dangerous, even if not helpful. Innocent, in a specific case, signifies free from the guilt of a particular act, even tho the total character may be very evil; as, the thief was found to be innocent of the murder. See CANDID; PURE.

    Compare synonyms for CRIMINAL.

    Synonyms:
    blameless, clean, clear, faultless, guileless, guiltless, immaculate, innocent, innocuous, innoxious, inoffensive, pure, right, righteous, sinless, spotless, stainless, upright, virtuous

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. harmless

    Synonyms:
    innocuous, innoxious, inoffensive, innocent, gentle

    Antonyms:
    nocuous, noxious, hurtful, savage, cruel, deadly, violent, mischievous, destructive, pernicious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. harmless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    innoxious, innocuous, not hurtful

  2. harmless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inoffensive, unoffending

  3. harmless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    uninjured, unhurt, unharmed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. harmless(a)

    Synonyms:
    innocuous, innoxious, inoffensive, peaceable, uninjured, unscathed

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "harmless":

    innocuous, inoffensive, non-hazardous, benign, safe, innocent, helpless, environmentally, non-dangerous

How to pronounce harmless?

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How to use harmless in a sentence?

  1. Edward B. Wagner:

    Stop wasting jail space on prostitutes, drug users and other victimless criminals. Even if we find it morally acceptable to imprison these people for choices they make regarding their bodies, we must realize that we simply cannot afford to continue clogging the court system and the prison system with these harmless criminals.

  2. Charles Dickens:

    I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.

  3. Richard Hesketh:

    Awareness is the main thing, i think people just aren't aware that something so seemingly harmless could actually be damaging. I think people are probably more aware that, for example, batteries contain chemicals that can damage the gut very substantially, but magnets seem very innocuous objects.

  4. Jessica Palmore:

    I know they are harmless, but they make me super itchy seeing them.

  5. Kevin Kumala:

    I wanted to show this bioplastic would be so harmless to sea animals that a human could drink it, i wasn't nervous because it passed an oral toxicity test.


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