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headless (adj.)

late Old English, heafedleas; see head (n.) + -less. Late 14c. as "rulerless, lacking a leader." Related: Headlessly; headlessness. Similar construction in Dutch hoofdeloos, German hauptlos, Danish hovedlös.

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Definitions of headless

headless (adj.)
not having a head or formed without a head;
the headless horseman
brads are headless nails
headless (adj.)
not using intelligence;
Synonyms: brainless
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