Etymology
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limbless (adj.)
1590s, from limb (n.1) + -less. Related: Limblessness.
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bootless (adj.1)
"lacking boots," late 14c., from boot (n.1) + -less.
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smokeless (adj.)
"emitting little smoke," 1580s, from smoke (n.1) + -less.
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moonless (adj.)

"without a moon or moonlight," c. 1500, from moon (n.) + -less.

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worthless (adj.)
1580s, from worth (n.) + -less. Related: Worthlessly; worthlessness.
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joyless (adj.)
mid-14c., from joy + -less. Related: Joylessly; joylessness.
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legless (adj.)
1590s, from leg (n.) + -less. Related: Leglessly; leglessness.
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neckless (adj.)

"having no neck," c. 1600, from neck (n.) + -less.

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religionless (adj.)

"lacking or having lost religion," 1707, from religion + -less.

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fathomless (adj.)
1630s, literal ("bottomless"); 1640s, figurative ("not to be comprehended"); from fathom + -less.
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