Definitions

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  • adj. Without force.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having little or no force; feeble.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having little or no force; feeble; impotent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking force; feeble

Etymologies

force +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The cannons watch silent out over the bay as the ghosts of our youth perform revolving plays of forceless attacks.

    Along the Battlement

  • Fast Times at the Capitol Complex yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Fast Times at the Capitol Complex'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: A neutered Senate and a forceless mainstream media provide no checks and balances on a power-crazed president.'

    Fast Times at the Capitol Complex

  • No blows were struck, save for a few flailing and forceless ones by Trist.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • "There is no mark, " the old man said in a clear but forceless voice, -or mention that this Contract has been approved by the Oriolis Cavernus.

    The Coelura

  • These forceless flowers like sturdy trees support me,

    Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants

  • Besides, to a child of positive traits, those persuasions are utterly forceless which, instead of being addressed to the prominent faculties, are directed to those comparatively deficient.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

  • The weakling is he in whose forceless nature one serpent after another writhes its head up, dominant for a moment only, doomed to be thrust down by another fancy as fickle.

    The Workingman's Paradise An Australian Labour Novel

  • These forceless flowers like sturdy trees support me;

    Venus and Adonis

  • There were some in the Corinthian Church who had become thus enervated and forceless, and the Apostle seeks to stir them up into a more vigorous life.

    Things That Matter Most: Devotional Papers

  • He seemed to be afraid of their discipleship weakening down into an anaemic sentimentality, a forceless effeminacy which would never arrest the world, or take the Kingdom of Heaven by storm.

    Things That Matter Most: Devotional Papers

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