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Definition of Harmless


  1. Free from harm; unhurt; as, to give bond to save another harmless.
  2. Free from power or disposition to harm; innocent; inoffensive.

Harmless Quotations

Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
John Donne

One is struck in the study of saints, angels and gods by a pattern that seems quaint and harmless. Yet, it is so common that I know there must be a deeper meaning. There always seem to be guardians and spirits of doors, bridges, exits and entranceways.
Richard Rohr

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
Milton Friedman

Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that.
Richard Dawkins

I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults.
Molly Ivins
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Harmless Translations

harmless in Italian is innocuo
harmless in Spanish is ingenuo, indemne