faultless

[ fawlt-lis ]
/ ˈfɔlt lɪs /

adjective

without fault, flaw, or defect; perfect.

Nearby words

  1. fault tree,
  2. fault zone,
  3. fault-finding,
  4. faultfinder,
  5. faultfinding,
  6. faultlessly,
  7. faulty,
  8. faulty union,
  9. faun,
  10. fauna

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

faultless

/ (ˈfɔːltlɪs) /

adjective

without fault; perfect or blameless
Derived Formsfaultlessly, adverbfaultlessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for faultless

faultless

adj.

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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