-less
adjective suffix Etymology: Middle English -les, -lesse, from Old English -lēas, from lēas devoid, false; akin to Old High German lōs loose, Old English losian to get lost — more at lose 1. destitute of ; not having <
witless
>
<
childless
>
2. unable to be acted on or to act (in a specified way) <
dauntless
>
<
fadeless
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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