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  1. lacking salt.
  2. lacking vitality; dull; insipid: a saltless person.
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Origin of saltless

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at salt1, -less
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of saltless

  • There still seems to be a great lot of this saltless salt in use.

    Quiet Talks on Following the Christ

    S. D. Gordon

  • Having once experienced a saltless two weeks in the desert Lake doubted that any of them could survive without it.

    Space Prison

    Tom Godwin

  • Within a few seconds there is not a living thing left in the world, and the saltless waves dash up on a barren shore.

    Common Science

    Carleton W. Washburne

  • By using this saltless water they can irrigate the land near the oceans and grow some food to live on.

    Common Science

    Carleton W. Washburne

  • A diet consisting entirely of butterless and saltless potatoes in various forms became after three or four days extremely tedious.