Definitions

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  • adj. Having no tint; colourless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no tint; colorless.

Etymologies

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tint +‎ -less

Examples

  • The sun even rose, at least a white disc, clear, tintless, and almost chill-looking as ice, peeped over the dark crest of a hill, changed to silver the livid edge of the cloud above it, and looked solemnly down the whole length of the den, or narrow dale, to whose strait bounds we are at present limited.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • When depressed, the very hue of his face seemed more dusk than when he smiled, and to-day cheek and forehead wore their most tintless and sober olive.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • I made myself gardener of some tintless flowers that grew between its closely-ranked shrubs; I cleared away the relics of past autumns, choking up a rustic seat at the far end.

    Villette

  • The elder was grey and tintless as her life, -- harsh wisdom wrung from sad experience ever on lips thin and tight, as though from habitually repressing every desire.

    Bluebell A Novel

  • When Hitty Hyde was twenty-six, her blue eyes were full of sorrow and patience, when the shy lids let their legend be read; the little mouth had become pale, and the corners drooped; her cheek, too, was tintless, though yet round; nothing but the beautiful hair lasted; even grace was gone, so long had she stooped over her father.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

  • It appeared to contain pure sparkling water, but the liquor it held was knock-out whisky, a tintless drink of exceeding potency, above proof.

    The Dop Doctor

  • A little tinge of color crept over Julia's tintless face as she told

    The Doctor's Dilemma

  • The sunlight was pure that morning, powerful, tintless, the true wine of life for body or spirit.

    Margret Howth: A Story of To-Day

  • One of the most curious things on the shallow parts of Huron is to sail or row over the submarine or sublacune mountains, and to feel giddy from fancy, for it is like being in a balloon, so pure and tintless is the water.

    Canada and the Canadians Volume I

  • The sobered Quaker evening was making ready for night: the yellow warmth overhead thinning into tintless space; the low hills drawing farther off in the melancholy light; the sky sinking nearer; clouds, unsteady all day, softened at last into a thoughtful purple, and couching themselves slowly in the hollows of the horizon; the sweep of cornfields and woods and distant farms growing dim, -- daguerreotype-like; the tinkle of the sheep-bells on the meadows, the shouts of the boys in camp yonder, the bass drone of the frogs in the swamp dulling down into the remoteness of sleep.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

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