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-less

adjective suffix

: not having something specified : without something

: never doing or becoming something specified

: not able to be acted on in a specified way

Full Definition of -LESS

1
:  destitute of :  not having <witless> <childless>
2
:  unable to be acted on or to act (in a specified way) <dauntless> <fadeless>

Examples of -LESS

  1. my first painless day since leaving the hospital

Origin of -LESS

Middle English -les, -lesse, from Old English -lēas, from lēas devoid, false; akin to Old High German lōs loose, Old English losian to get lost — more at lose

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