death·​less | \ ˈdeth-ləs How to pronounce deathless (audio) \

Definition of deathless

: immortal, imperishable deathless fame

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from deathless

deathlessly adverb
deathlessness noun

Examples of deathless in a Sentence

an author who craved deathless fame
Recent Examples on the Web Moore submitted dozens of wonderful, wondrous cognomens, including Mongoose Civique, Regina-rex, Aeroterre, Dearborn Diamanté and the deathless Utopian Turtletop. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Mazda’s CX-30 Is Just the Right Size for an SUV," 20 Mar. 2020 Blood doors, creepy tombs, deathless foes, and someone doing a hell of a good impression of actor Sam Neill. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "BlizzCon 2019: Blizzard announces Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands," 1 Nov. 2019 This memento mori is an intrusion of tragedy into an otherwise deathless space, but the ghost is also a hopeful sort of figure who somehow manages to elude oblivion. Annika Neklason, The Atlantic, "What Donald Hall Understood About Death," 26 June 2018 His ethereal, atmospheric images respectfully capture the quest for immortality in Russia, home to a visionary gaggle of cosmists, cryonicists, and transhumanists who believe in a deathless future. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "The Mystics Seeking Eternal Life Through Liquid Nitrogen," 22 June 2018 There are dowdy newscasters risking frostbite to gin up color pieces on deathless topics like the contents of the athletes’ goody bags. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "Embracing Fashion, Saggers to Sequins, at the Winter Games," 21 Feb. 2018 The deathless gods destroyed my looks that day / the Greeks embarked for Troy. Gregory Hays, New York Times, "A Version of Homer That Dares to Match Him Line for Line," 5 Dec. 2017 On the one hand are The Da Vinci Code and the video-game franchise Assassin’s Creed, in which the Templars are time-hopping agents of a deathless global plot to subvert or rule the world. Dan Jones, Time, "How Medieval Fake News Brought Down the Knights Templar," 13 Oct. 2017 The natural result is that the media, which must cover the president, reports on his deathless feud with Clinton. David Weigel, Washington Post, "Hillary Clinton is less popular than Donald Trump because nobody will let the 2016 election end," 18 July 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'deathless.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of deathless

1547, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about deathless

Time Traveler for deathless

Time Traveler

The first known use of deathless was in 1547

See more words from the same year

Statistics for deathless

Cite this Entry

“Deathless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for deathless


How to pronounce deathless (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of deathless

used to describe something that will never end or be forgotten often used in a joking or ironic way to describe writing that is very bad

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on deathless

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for deathless

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with deathless

Spanish Central: Translation of deathless

Nglish: Translation of deathless for Spanish Speakers

Comments on deathless

What made you want to look up deathless? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!