Definitions

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  • adj. Without speed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being without speed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no speed; slow; sluggish; not prosperous; unfortunate; unsuccessful.

Etymologies

speed +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was a speedless two-wheeler and provided very little resistance or exercise.

    Wake Up, Sir!

  • The consciousness of this whole issue was at work below her thoughts; and her thoughts, from joy and dread, to the discomfort of doubt, raced faster than the car, speedless and headlong.

    Nocturne

  • That hat, as she could see in the first sure speedless survey, had got the droops.

    Nocturne

  • But the $1 middle infielders - and quite a few of the $10 MIs - are a powerless, speedless group.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • #prayforjustin to be hit by an elephant travelling at speedless than a minute ago via webandrew helloitsandrew

    #prayforjustin to save us from a dull Friday afternoon

  • a vanguard of fugitives from the field of battle, weary, broken men, many of them wounded, all of them terror-stricken, staggering in speedless haste with the last remnants of their strength into the shelter which it was their vain illusion the town would afford them.

    Captain Blood

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