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toothless

(to͞oth′lĭs)
adj.
Lacking teeth.

tooth′less·ly adv.
tooth′less·ness n.
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The fatal flaw of the intelligible principle test is its toothlessness. Justice Scalia, in Whitman v.
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officials have subtly modified their tone, saying Assad has "lost his legitimacy,'' rather than demanding outright that he step down, analysts say they have not articulated a vision that acknowledges the tenacity of Assad's government, the toothlessness of the exile coalition or Syrians' growing misgivings over the ascendance of jihadist insurgents who have sought to impose religious rule on areas they control.
Howev- er, as a trade association based on advocacy it can be accused of toothlessness and often fails to be taken seriously.
Similar to the broken tooth in "August 1914," toothlessness is more than a literal loss: it represents the figurative loss of power and effectiveness, hence the connotation of the word toothless.
This looks like being a tight affair though the layers believe the Rams' toothlessness in front of goal has to be heavily factored in.