weight·​less | \ˈwāt-ləs \

Definition of weightless 

: having little weight : lacking apparent gravitational pull

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Other Words from weightless

weightlessly adverb
weightlessness noun

Examples of weightless in a Sentence

a light fabric that feels almost weightless She floated in the pool, weightless.

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Its weightless, silky texture makes for a smooth wear under makeup and works as a daily moisturizer, while the yogurt and rice extract blend add super-hydrating and calming properties that help reduce irritation and redness within the skin. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Dermstore's Sunscreen Sale Has All Your Favorite SPF Products at a Discount," 22 June 2018 The breeze up there feels so unbelievably good — like being high and weightless at the crest of a trampoline jump. Stella Bugbee, The Cut, "July, Ride On," 2 July 2018 Desert Rose is a cool pink/red shade (Hot Choco is another fave of mine) that feels weightless but delivers a lot of pigment. Sable Yong, Allure, "Why the 'Blurred Lip Stain' Trend Is My Favorite Way to Wear Lipstick," 18 May 2018 Decker said movements are slowed down in the big loops, then sped up, then slowed down for a weightless feeling. Jessica Peralta, latimes.com, "Knott’s Berry Farm opens first dive coaster in California," 24 May 2018 But being weightless in warm, salty water is a great de-stressor. Anna Pulley, RedEye Chicago, "Ask Anna: How do I make Valentine's Day more unique?," 5 Feb. 2018 By precisely controlling the tension of the cables, Charlotte can simulate the way that gigantic objects in space are weightless but still have pesky mass and inertia. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Inside the NASA Holodeck That Brings the ISS to Earth," 16 June 2015 White privilege is like an invisible weightless backpack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools and blank checks. Michael Harriot, The Root, "A Thank-You Letter to Kim Kardashian for Proving White Privilege Is Real," 7 June 2018 The first tutu was worn in 1832 by the great dancer, Marie Taglioni, for her leading role in La Sylphide — a ballet about weightless, winged, air sprites. Rhonda Garelick, The Cut, "Carrie Bradshaw’s Tutu Paradox," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of weightless

circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of weightless

: having no weight or seeming to have no weight


weight·​less | \ˈwāt-ləs \

Kids Definition of weightless

1 : having little or no weight

2 : not affected by gravity

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