[ fawlt-lis ]
/ ˈfɔlt lɪs /


without fault, flaw, or defect; perfect.

Origin of faultless

First recorded in 1300–50, faultless is from the Middle English word fautles. See fault, -less
Related formsfault·less·ly, adverbfault·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for faultless


/ (ˈfɔːltlɪs) /


without fault; perfect or blameless
Derived Formsfaultlessly, adverbfaultlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for faultless



mid-14c., "having no blemishes or imperfections," from fault (n.) + -less. Meaning "having no blame, culpability, or guilt" is from 1570s. Related: Faultlessly; faultlessness.

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