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breathless

breath·less

breathless

 
pronunciation:
breth lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: breathing heavily following great exertion.
He was breathless after the race.
definition 2: suspending or as if suspending one's breath, as in reaction to keen anxiousness or astonishment.
breathless with anticipationbeauty that left him breathless
derivations: breathlessly (adv.), breathlessness (n.)
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The word breathless 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