defenseless Definition

  • 1unable to defend oneself or protect against attack
  • 2lacking protection or security

Using defenseless: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "defenseless" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The child was left defenseless against the bully.

  • Example

    The town was defenseless against the approaching storm.

  • Example

    The unarmed civilians were defenseless against the armed attackers.

defenseless Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for defenseless

Antonyms for defenseless


Summary: defenseless in Brief

The word 'defenseless' [dɪˈfɛnsləs] describes a state of being unable to protect oneself from attack or lacking protection or security. It is often used to describe vulnerable individuals or situations, as in 'The child was left defenseless against the bully.'

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