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stainless

stain·less

stainless

 
pronunciation:
steIn lihs
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: without a stain; spotless.
a stainless reputation
antonyms:
stained
similar words:
immaculate
definition 2: made of an alloy of steel and chromium, and thus resistant to rust or corrosion.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: flatware made of stainless steel.
derivation: stainlessly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word stainless 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