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adjective Archaic.
  1. having no mate or match.
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Origin of makeless

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at make2, -less
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Examples from the Web for makeless

Historical Examples

  • And then they all three cried: Sir knight, we yield us unto you as a man of might makeless.

    Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)

    Thomas Malory

Word Origin and History for makeless


early 13c., "peerless, without equal," from make (n.) + -less. Meaning "mateless, widowed" is from early 15c.

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