-less -less (-l[e^]s) suff. [AS. le['a]s loose, false; akin to OS. l[=o]s loose, false, D. los loose, loos false, sly, G. los loose, Icel. lauss loose, vacant, Goth. laus empty, vain, and also to E. loose, lose. [root]127. See {Lose}, and cf. {Loose}, {Leasing}.] A privative adjective suffix, denoting without, destitute of, not having; as witless, childless, fatherless. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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