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headless

[hed-lis] /ˈhɛd lɪs/
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 of headless
1000
before 1000; Middle English he(ve)dles, Old English hēafodlēas. See head, -less
Related forms
headlessness, noun
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headless

/ˈhɛdlɪs/
adjective
1.
without a head
2.
without a leader
3.
foolish or stupid
4.
(prosody) another word for catalectic
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adj.

late Old English, heafedleas; see head (n.) + -less. Late 14c. as "rulerless, lacking a leader." Related: Headlessly; headlessness.

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