[ path-lis, pahth- ]
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  1. trackless; untrodden: a pathless forest.

Origin of pathless

First recorded in 1585–95; path + -less

Words Nearby pathless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pathless in a sentence

  • The pathless path, as it is known in India, starts anywhere and leads everywhere.

  • We looked up the frowning pathless mountain—and knew what he meant.

  • So began the days of his wandering in pathless places among higher rocks than the world and his ribbony wife could reach.

    Heroes of To-Day | Mary R. Parkman
  • Stretching out his long legs, he crossed the pathless portion of the heath somewhat in the direction which Wildeve had taken.

    Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
  • As Taylor looked at the eyes he felt plunged into the pathless depths of a vast, powerful brain.

    The Whispering Spheres | Russell Robert Winterbotham
  • I knew that there was no settlement within miles—miles of pathless swamp.

    The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid