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"harmless" in British English

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harmlessadjective

uk   /ˈhɑːm.ləs/  us   /ˈhɑːrm-/
B2 not ​able or not ​likely to ​causeharm: Peter might ​look a ​bitfierce, but ​actually he's ​fairly harmless. There were those who ​found the ​jokeoffensive, but Johnson ​insisted it was just a ​bit of harmless fun.

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harmlessly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
harmlessness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of harmless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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harmlessadjective

 us   /ˈhɑrm·ləs/
not ​able or ​likely to ​causeharm: Some ​thinktelevisionhurtschildren and ​othersregard it as harmless ​entertainment.
(Definition of harmless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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