undisturbed by dreams: a sound and dreamless sleep.

Origin of dreamless

First recorded in 1595–1605; dream + -less
Related formsdream·less·ly, adverbdream·less·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for dreamless

Historical Examples of dreamless

  • In a few minutes she had fallen into a deep, dreamless sleep.

    A Singer from the Sea

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • "Since I must sleep, let my sleep at least be dreamless," he said, and he measured a dose.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • What she wanted was bed and the blanket of long, dreamless sleep.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • Then, throwing myself on the bed, I launched on a dreamless sea of sleep.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • After all his exertions, Alroy fell into profound and dreamless sleep.


    Benjamin Disraeli

Word Origin and History for dreamless

c.1600, from dream (n.) + -less. Old English dreamleas meant "joyless." Related: Dreamlessly; dreamlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper