[strengkth-lis, strength-, strenth-]


lacking strength.

Origin of strengthless

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at strength, -less
Related formsstrength·less·ly, adverbstrength·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for strengthless

Historical Examples of strengthless

  • I beg it of you, as I clasp these strengthless, trembling hands.

    The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete

    Madame La Marquise De Montespan

  • He had expected to see her lying helpless and strengthless with hidden face.

    A Sheaf of Corn

    Mary E. Mann

  • He woke in the morning so unrefreshed and strengthless that he sent for the doctor.

    Five Tales

    John Galsworthy

  • She reached camp at dusk, hot as fire, breathless and strengthless.

  • What have you to tell me that you come thus often to stand here so strengthless and so still?


    H. Rider Haggard