[bod-ee-lis, -i-lis]


having no body or material form; incorporeal; disembodied.

Origin of bodiless

First recorded in 1350–1400, bodiless is from the Middle English word bodiles. See body, -less
Related formsbod·i·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bodiless

Historical Examples of bodiless

  • I am a bodiless spirit,' was the answer, 'the voice of one that is gone.

    The Witch of Salem

    John R. Musick

  • Hath it flesh that decays; is it not a spirit,—bodiless, indissoluble?

    The Pilgrims Of The Rhine

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Nay, was it all only a useless after-death, a wan, bodiless after-death?

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • He had passively accepted the bodiless conversation, because it was at least intelligible!

  • No nation then imagined a bodiless god, and it is impossible to picture him as such.


    Ezra Pound

British Dictionary definitions for bodiless



having no body or substance; incorporeal or insubstantial
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