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spotless

[spot-lis]
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adjective
  1. free from any spot, stain, etc.; immaculately clean: a spotless kitchen.
  2. irreproachable; pure; undefiled: a spotless reputation.
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Origin of spotless

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at spot, -less
Related formsspot·less·ly, adverbspot·less·ness, noun

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2. unblemished, flawless, untarnished, faultless.
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Examples from the Web for spotless

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  • The table was covered with a cloth as white and spotless as good linen can well be.

  • With his spotless hue, he resembled a snow drift, wafted along by the wind.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Her tender side is gored; her spotless and snowy coat is deformed with blood.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • Invoke not the unhallowed spirits of the abyss; invoke the spotless synod of the Gods.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • He opposed to it the unconquered shield of spotless innocence.

    Imogen

    William Godwin


British Dictionary definitions for spotless

spotless

adjective
  1. free from stains; immaculate
  2. free from moral impurity; unsullieda spotless character
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Derived Formsspotlessly, adverbspotlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for spotless

adj.

c.1300, spotlez; see spot (n.) + -less. Figurative sense is from 1570s. Related: Spotlessly.

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