Definitions

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  • adj. Not causing terror; unfrightening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Free from terror.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Free from terror.
  • Harmless.

Etymologies

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terror +‎ -less

Examples

  • I'm certain it was that uniform, that secure, terrorless, Mayfieldlike echo of the fifties which the company uses on billboards and the side panels of my oversized cube van, that first allowed Emma to trust me.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • For, in his hands, it is no longer the familiar and terrorless thing it once had been, a thing about whose behavior one can be certain.

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • He thought he had obtained a mystic recognition of the terrorless but uncommunicating Joy of life which while men live they pursue, desiring it with the one human craving which survives every misfortune, every thwarted hope, all enslavement of the heart's small freedom -- the thirst for happiness.

    Robert Orange Being a Continuation of the History of Robert Orange

  • That which, perhaps, in writing, and to minds prepared to question and disbelieve, may seem cold and terrorless, became far different when told by those blanched lips, with all that truth of suffering which convinces and appalls.

    Zanoni

  • Love had crept in, noiseless, terrorless at first, till each felt their life bound up in the other, and at the same time knew that they must part.

    The Last Man

  • His landscape, and foreground vegetation, I mean afterwards to examine in comparison with Dürer's; but the real caliber and nature of the man are best to be understood by comparing the puny, ill-drawn, terrorless, helpless, beggarly skeleton in his "Youth Surprised by

    On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

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  • Would that the world was terrorless. What's got into people these days?

    March 23, 2011