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[fahyuh r-lis]
  1. lacking fire; without a fire.
  2. lacking spirit or enthusiasm.
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Origin of fireless

First recorded in 1350–1400, fireless is from the Middle English word fuyrles. See fire, -less
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Examples from the Web for fireless

Historical Examples

  • The bare and fireless room was assuredly also a breadless one.

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    Emile Zola

  • She stood before the fireless chimney-piece with one of her hands on it.

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    Henry James

  • Then, according to directions, place it in the fireless cooker and finish the cooking.

  • On the contrary, there is a distinct gain in the matter of flavor in fireless cookery.

  • But Silva had been saved—and had his wife a fireless cooker?