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  1. not subject to death; immortal: the belief that the human soul is deathless.
  2. unceasing; perpetual: his deathless devotion to the cause.
  3. likely to endure because of superior quality, timelessness, etc. (sometimes used ironically): deathless prose.

Origin of deathless

First recorded in 1590–1600; death + -less
Related formsdeath·less·ly, adverbdeath·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for deathless

eternal, everlasting, imperishable, undying

Examples from the Web for deathless

Contemporary Examples of deathless

  • Finally the epithet of "deathless" gets some explanation, stemming from Golovan's fearless ministrations during a plague.

  • The deathless man character had been creeping around in other things I had written, so he came next.

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    A Fierce Debut

    Jennie Yabroff

    March 9, 2011

Historical Examples of deathless

British Dictionary definitions for deathless


  1. immortal, esp because of greatness; everlasting
Derived Formsdeathlessly, adverbdeathlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for deathless

1580s, from death + -less. Related: Deathlessly; deathlessness.

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