[ spot-lis ]
/ ˈspɒt lɪs /


free from any spot, stain, etc.; immaculately clean: a spotless kitchen.
irreproachable; pure; undefiled: a spotless reputation.

Origin of spotless

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at spot, -less
Related formsspot·less·ly, adverbspot·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for spotless


/ (ˈspɒtlɪs) /


free from stains; immaculate
free from moral impurity; unsullieda spotless character
Derived Formsspotlessly, adverbspotlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for spotless



c.1300, spotlez; see spot (n.) + -less. Figurative sense is from 1570s. Related: Spotlessly.

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