[hahrm-lis] /ˈhɑrm lɪs/

without the power or desire to do harm; innocuous:
He looks mean but he’s harmless; a harmless Halloween prank.
without injury; unhurt; unharmed.
hold harmless, Law. to relieve from responsibility or liability for any damage or loss.
Also, save harmless.
not causing any physical or mental damage or injury
unlikely to annoy or worry people: a harmless sort of man

c.1300, “uninjured,” from harm (n.) + -less. Meaning “undamaged” is from late 14c. Related: Harmlessly; harmlessness.


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