Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Without counsel or wisdom; wild.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Without rede or counsel.

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  • adjective obsolete Without rede or counsel.

Etymologies

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rede +‎ -less

Examples

  • The name stands not as meaning that he was unprepared, but that he was without counsel, or "redeless".

    Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age

  • This seemeth evil, but let us not be cast down, or die redeless.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • He spake as a man distraught and redeless; but she smiled on him pleasantly, and said: Now by this time shouldst thou have devised what was to do, and spared me the pain thereof.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • The city-warden, the ruler of the realm, reared an idol before men, a golden image displeasing unto God; he was not wise, but redeless, reckless, heeding not the right ....

    Codex Junius 11

  • Strangely compounded of religious enthusiasm and political ambition, of the redeless spirit of the knight-errant and the cool calculation of the commercial bandit, these half-military and half-migratory movements of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries mark the beginning of that return of the West upon the East which is so persistent a factor in all modern history.

    Beginnings of the American People

  • "Serve thee well right, thou redeless fool!" growled the old bowyer.

    Sir Nigel

  • "Serve thee well right, thou redeless fool!" growled the old bowyer.

    Sir Nigel

  • When this was couth [known] to the other ships where the king was, how the others fared, then was it as though it were all redeless, and the king fared him home, and the ealdormen, and the high witan, and forlet the ships thus lightly.

    Early Britain Anglo-Saxon Britain

  • Danish attacks continued without interruption the redeless king soon found himself comparatively isolated in his own paternal dominions.

    Early Britain Anglo-Saxon Britain

  • This seemeth evil, but let us not be cast down, or die redeless.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

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  • “Not knowing what to do in an emergency.�? OED

    May 21, 2009