Definition of harmlessly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhɑːmləsli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrmləsli//
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  1. 1in a way that is unable or unlikely to cause damage or harm The missile fell harmlessly into the sea. His interest in guns started harmlessly enough, but later it became an obsession.
  2. 2in a way that is unlikely to upset or offend anyone She was flirting harmlessly with some boys who were passing by.