breathless etymology

English word breathless comes from English -less (Lacking (something); without (something).), English breath

Detailed word origin of breathless

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-less English (eng) Lacking (something); without (something).
breath English (eng) (countable) A rest or pause.. (countable) A single act of breathing in or out.. (obsolete) Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.. (obsolete) Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.. (uncountable) Air expelled from the lungs.. (uncountable) The act or process of breathing.. A small amount of something, such as wind, or common sense.
breathless English (eng) Having difficulty breathing; gasping.. Having no wind; still, calm or airless.. Not breathing; apparently dead.. That makes one hold one's breath (with excitement etc.).

Words with the same origin as breathless

Descendants of -less
clueless countless defenseless fearless flawless hopeless meaningless merciless needless penniless pointless priceless regardless relentless ruthless selfless senseless sleepless thoughtless timeless toothless topless useless wireless