"defenceless" in the adjective sense
1. defenseless, defenceless
lacking protection or support
"a defenseless child"
2. defenseless, defenceless
lacking weapons for self-defense
"defenceless" in the adverb sense
1. defenseless, defenceless, defenselessly, defencelessly
"the child was standing in the middle of the crossfire, defenselessly"
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