unarmed

When someone is unarmed, they don't have any weapons. Leave your slingshot at home if you want to be officially unarmed.

Sometimes the adjective unarmed has the sense of "helpless" or "defenseless," as when you hear about military troops attacking unarmed civilians. The word is constructed by adding the prefix un- ("not" ) to armed, which has meant "prepared for battle" since the 13th century, from its Latin root arma, "tools or implements of war."

Definitions of unarmed
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adj (used of persons or the military) not having or using arms

“went alone and unarmed
unarmed peasants were shot down”
unarmed vehicles”
Synonyms:
barehanded
with bare hands
clean
not carrying concealed weapons
defenceless, defenseless
lacking weapons for self-defense
weaponless
without a weapon
Antonyms:
armed
(used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
equipped, weaponed
carrying weapons
light-armed
armed with light equipment and weapons
militarised, militarized
issued military arms
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adj (used of plants or animals) lacking barbs or stings or thorns

Synonyms:
spineless, thornless
lacking thorns
Antonyms:
armed
(used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setaceous, setose, spiny, thorny
having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
bristlelike
resembling a bristle
brushlike
resembling a brush
thistlelike
resembling a thistle
clawed, taloned
(of predatory animals) armed with claws or talons
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