Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Wanting reverence; void of respectful fear.
  • adj. Inspiring no awe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See awless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wanting awe or reverence; void of deferential fear.
  • Wanting the power of inspiring reverence or awe.
  • Also spelled awless.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. neither feeling nor showing respect
  • adj. devoid of any feeling of awe or reverence

Etymologies

awe + less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This insensitive viewpoint, aweless before the cosmic spectacle, arouses a train of events which brings its own awakening.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • A pessimist might have seen a portent in the cynical amusement of her smile, and another in the aweless speed with which Gilfoyle and Kedzie hustled toward the awful mystery of such a union as marriage attempts.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • Sorrow closes the lot of such aweless, unbridled madness: stability is for the calmly reverent life, knitting whole houses in sweet domestic harmony.

    Story of Orestes A Condensation of the Trilogy

  • Its prayer is to hold fast the pious mind, the smooth painless life at peace with heaven and earth, instead of fighting with the invincible, aweless outcast from all law.

    Story of Orestes A Condensation of the Trilogy

  • As the official photographer for Vanity Fair's Oscar shindig for roughly a decade, Fink has made Hollywood parties look as fatiguing as they are fabulous, and his aweless impressions are now collected in "The Vanities" Schirmer/Mosel, $68.

    NYT > Home Page

  • We must make allowance for the intoxication of recent triumph and final victory over a triumphing and victorious enemy; or who but would start back at the aweless temerity of this assertion?

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • "If these are the early days of a better nation, there must be hope, and a hope of peace is as good as any, and far better than a hollow hoarding greed or the dry lies of an aweless god."

    The Early Days of a Better Nation

  • "If these are the early days of a better nation, there must be hope, and a hope of peace is as good as any, and far better than a hollow hoarding greed or the dry lies of an aweless god.".

    The Early Days of a Better Nation

  • "If these are the early days of a better nation, there must be hope, and a hope of peace is as good as any, and far better than a hollow hoarding greed or the dry lies of an aweless god." the eXile

    The Early Days of a Better Nation

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