spot·​less | \ ˈspät-ləs \

Definition of spotless

: having no spot:
a : free from impurity : immaculate spotless kitchens
b : pure, unblemished a spotless reputation

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Other Words from spotless

spotlessly adverb
spotlessness noun

Examples of spotless in a Sentence

She keeps her room spotless.

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The dust of passing traffic from nearby factories quickly soils the curtains, which the lady of the house tries to keep spotless. Danny Heitman, WSJ, "‘Clean Curtains’ and New Year’s Resolutions," 30 Dec. 2018 Because They All Made Mistakes by Roy Berendsohn, PM Senior Home Editor George Westinghouse has as spotless a reputation as any luminary in American history. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "In Defense of Elon Musk," 16 Oct. 2018 All that attention somehow led to me putting a ton of pressure on myself to always have my home looking spotless and beautiful. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines Gets Real About the Pressure to Keep a ‘Perfect’ Home While Raising Kids," 11 Nov. 2018 Rookie Phil Maton threw two spotless innings to record his second career win. Dennis Lin,, "Trade candidate Trevor Cahill falters before Padres win a marathon," 22 July 2017 Trains in South Korea run with impeccable precision, the subways are spotless, and there’s fast Wi-Fi onboard on every line. Dami Lee, The Verge, "The only game I play on my phone is Minesweeper," 27 Oct. 2018 The grey interior is spotless, while the black paint has undergone a 60 hour correction and looks as perfect as possible. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "1987 Buick Grand National parked since 1991 up for auction with 74 miles on it," 25 Sep. 2018 The space is spotless, the equipment is all brand new, the workforce is mostly young and evidently passionate, there's a mix of computer people and car guys, and a frantic bustle fills the air. Edward Niedermeyer, Ars Technica, "Arcimoto raised $19 million to build “fun utility vehicles”—now what?," 11 July 2018 Kennedy’s record is not spotless in the eyes of advocates. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Five times Anthony Kennedy was the fifth vote shows the significance of his retirement," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of spotless

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of spotless

: perfectly clean


spot·​less | \ ˈspät-ləs \

Kids Definition of spotless

1 : free from spot or blemish spotless skin
2 : perfectly clean or pure a spotless bathroom a spotless record

Other Words from spotless

spotlessly adverb

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