defenceless

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defence +‎ -less

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defenceless (comparative more defenceless, superlative most defenceless)

  1. Without defence; undefended.
    Blind, deaf, and paralysed, the old man was defenceless; and the robbers easily stole all of his money.
    • 1934, Henry G. Lamond, An Aviary On The Plains, page 95:
      The hawk, foul murderer of defenceless birds, has sighted the chicken on the bare patch.

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