Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Weak; nerveless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Lacking morals or virtue.
  • adjective Lacking vigour or energy; listless.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • As he strode past Mr Bloom's dental windows the sway of his dustcoat brushed rudely from its angle a slender tapping cane and swept onwards, having buffeted a thewless body.

    Ulysses

  • As he strode past Mr Bloom’s dental windows the sway of his dustcoat brushed rudely from its angle a slender tapping cane and swept onwards, having buffeted a thewless body.

    Ulysses

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  • As he strode past Mr Bloom's dental windows the sway of his dustcoat brushed rudely from its angle a slender tapping cane and swept onwards, having buffeted a thewless body.

    Joyce, Ulysses, 10

    January 7, 2007