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spotless

spot·less

spotless

 
pronunciation:
spat lihs
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: completely without dirt, stain, or spots.
She scrubbed the dishes until she was satisfied that they were spotless.The head chef made sure that the kitchen was spotless.
antonyms:
dirty
similar words:
immaculate, pure
definition 2: without flaw; impeccable.
His reputation is spotless.
antonyms:
impure, spotted, tarnished
similar words:
clean, immaculate
derivations: spotlessly (adv.), spotlessness (n.)
Word Parts
The word spotless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1