headless

[hed-lis]
adjective
1.
without a head.
2.
having the head cut off; beheaded.
3.
having no leader or chief; leaderless.
4.
foolish; stupid: a headless argument.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English he(ve)dles, Old English hēafodlēas. See head, -less

headlessness, noun
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headless (ˈhɛdlɪs)
 
adj
1.  without a head
2.  without a leader
3.  foolish or stupid
4.  prosody another word for catalectic

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Example sentences
The salmon, still gleaming but now headless and gutted, journeyed by boat to
  the same place.
Around him were the headless bodies of a perch and two mackerel that had
  briefly disturbed their relationship.
Some are deeply quirky, designed to resemble a headless dog.
The rubbing causes the stunned, sometimes headless bee to flush its toxins.
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