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[spot-lis] /ˈspɒt lɪs/
free from any spot, stain, etc.; immaculately clean:
a spotless kitchen.
irreproachable; pure; undefiled:
a spotless reputation.
Origin of spotless
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at spot, -less
Related forms
spotlessly, adverb
spotlessness, noun
2. unblemished, flawless, untarnished, faultless. Unabridged
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  • How dare you point your finger at a man whose life has hitherto been as spotless as your own white raiment?

  • Jack Smith, in spotless tennis flannels, sat on the bleachers.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • Surely, no one but a beautiful, kind Fairy would sweep the floor so spotless and make so smooth the bed.

    Kisington Town Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Every evening the tables were laid with spotless linen and shining silver.

    High Adventure James Norman Hall
  • I am jealous for your honor as for my own, and I hold that honor to be spotless.

    Rujub, the Juggler G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for spotless


free from stains; immaculate
free from moral impurity; unsullied: a spotless character
Derived Forms
spotlessly, adverb
spotlessness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for spotless

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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