adjective Date: 1747 1. involving no exercise of the will ; involuntary <
will-less obedience
2. not exercising the will <
life-benumbed, will-less characters — Norma Rosen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • will-less — will lessly, adv. will lessness, n. /wil lis/, adj. 1. having or exerting no will: a timid, will less little man. 2. done or occurring without the will; involuntary: a will less compliance. 3. leaving no will; intestate: to die will less. [1740… …   Universalium

  • will-less — will less; will less·ly; will less·ness; …   English syllables

  • will-less — adjective a) Of a person, lacking volition, not exercising ones will b) Of an action, involuntary …   Wiktionary

  • will-less — …   Useful english dictionary

  • -less — 1. This suffix dates back to Old English and is used to form adjectives from nouns (doubtless, endless, powerless). It has also been added to verbs with the meaning ‘not affected by the action of the verb’, although few of this type survive… …   Modern English usage

  • will-lessly — will less·ly …   English syllables

  • will-lessness — will less·ness …   English syllables

  • will — I [[t]wɪl[/t]] aux. v. and v. pres. will 1) fun am (is, are, etc.) about or going to: I will be there tomorrow. She will see you at dinner[/ex] 2) fun am (is, are, etc.) disposed or willing to: People will do right[/ex] 3) fun am (is, are, etc.)… …   From formal English to slang

  • will — 1. v.aux. & tr. (3rd sing. present will; past would) (foll. by infin. without to, or absol.; present and past only in use) 1 (in the 2nd and 3rd persons, and often in the 1st: see SHALL) expressing the future tense in statements, commands, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • will-lessly — adverb see will less * * * willˈ lessly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑will …   Useful english dictionary

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