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Meaning of DEFENSELESS

Pronunciation:  duf'enslus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  without defense; "the child was standing in the middle of the crossfire, defenselessly"
  2. [adj]  lacking weapons for self-defense
  3. [adj]  having no protecting or concealing cover; "naked to mine enemies"- Shakespeare
  4. [adj]  lacking protection or support; "a defenseless child"
 

DEFENSELESS is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: defenceless, defencelessly, naked, unarmed, unprotected, vulnerable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*fense"less\, a.
Destitute of defense; unprepared to resist attack; unable to
oppose; unprotected. -- {De*fense"less*ly}, adv. --
{De*fense"less*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandoned, aidless, bare-handed, deserted, desolate, fatherless, forlorn, forsaken, friendless, godforsaken, guardless, guideless, helpless, homeless, kithless, leaderless, motherless, outcast, pregnable, unarmed, unarmored, unattended, uncovered, undefended, unfortified, unfriended, ungarrisoned, unguarded, unprotected, unscreened, unsheltered, unshielded, unsuspecting, untenable, unwarned, unwatched, vulnerable, weaponless
 

 

 

 

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