deathless

[deth-lis]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. death-valley curve,
  2. deathbed,
  3. deathblow,
  4. deathday,
  5. deathful,
  6. deathlessly,
  7. deathlike,
  8. deathly,
  9. deathplace,
  10. deathsman

Origin of deathless

First recorded in 1590–1600; death + -less

Related formsdeath·less·ly, adverbdeath·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for deathless

deathless

adjective

immortal, esp because of greatness; everlasting
Derived Formsdeathlessly, adverbdeathlessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for deathless

deathless

adj.

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

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