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Definition of "toothless" []

  • Lacking teeth. (adjective)
  • Lacking force; ineffectual. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "toothless" in a sentence
  • "SNOW: Now, in addition to establishing a peace treaty, a former UNIFIL official says unless there is a clear mandate, there will be what he describes as a toothless U.N. peacekeeping force that will turn out only to be a disaster -- Wolf."
  • "He agreed the days of the Australian Press Council, which he called a "toothless tiger", could be numbered"
  • "The hearing also highlighted partisan differences, as agents raised concerns about existing gun laws one called "toothless.""