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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. lacking protection or support;
- Example: "a defenseless child"
[syn: defenseless, defenceless]

2. lacking weapons for self-defense;
[syn: defenseless, defenceless]


ADVERB (1)

1. without defense;
- Example: "the child was standing in the middle of the crossfire, defenselessly"
[syn: defenseless, defenceless, defenselessly, defencelessly]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

defenceless \defenceless\ adj. same as defenseless; as, a defenceless child. Syn: defenseless, helpless. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Defenseless \De*fense"less\, a. Destitute of defense; unprepared to resist attack; unable to oppose; unprotected. [Also spelled defenceless.]-- De*fense"less*ly, adv. -- De*fense"less*ness, n. [1913 Webster] 2. unarmed; used of persons or the military. armed [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

defenceless adv 1: without defense; "the child was standing in the middle of the crossfire, defenselessly" [syn: defenseless, defenceless, defenselessly, defencelessly] adj 1: lacking protection or support; "a defenseless child" [syn: defenseless, defenceless] 2: lacking weapons for self-defense [syn: defenseless, defenceless]
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

DEFENCELESS, adj. Unable to attack.