AskDefine | Define toothless

Dictionary Definition

toothless adj
1 lacking teeth; "most birds are toothless"; "a toothless old crone" [ant: toothed]
2 lacking necessary force for effectiveness; "a toothless piece of legislation"

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English

Adjective

  1. Having no teeth.
    a toothless old man
  2. Weak, having no capability of enforcing something.
    The treaty was toothless in combatting the climate change.

Translations

Having no teeth
Being weak

Synonyms

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