Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Without complaint; unrepining.

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  • adjective Without complaint; unrepining.

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  • adjective archaic Without complaint; uncomplaining.

Etymologies

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plaint +‎ -less

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  • "'And since we are on calamities and leeward shores, Mowett, tip us the piece about woe.'

    "'I don't know that I quite remember it, sir,' said Mowett, blushing now that the whole table was attending to him.

    "'Oh surely you do. The piece about not whining -- plaintless patience, you know: I make my little girls recite it.'

    "'Well, sir, if you insist,' said Mowett, laying down his soup-spoon..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 81

    February 13, 2008