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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weyt-lis]
    • /ˈweɪt lɪs/
    • /ˈweɪt.ləs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyt-lis]
    • /ˈweɪt lɪs/

Definitions of weightless word

  • adjective weightless being without apparent weight, as a freely falling body or a body acted upon by a force that neutralizes gravitation. 1
  • noun weightless (of a body, especially in an orbiting spacecraft) not apparently acted on by gravity. 1
  • adjective weightless extremely light 1
  • adjective weightless without gravity 1
  • adjective weightless Something that is weightless weighs nothing or seems to weigh nothing. 0
  • adjective weightless A person or object is weightless when they are in space and the earth's gravity does not affect them, so that they float around. 0

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Origin of weightless

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1540-50; weight + -less

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Parts of speech for Weightless


weightless popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for weightless

adjective weightless

  • light — a light product, as a beer or cigarette.
  • feathery — clothed or covered with feathers; feathered.
  • insubstantial — not substantial or real; lacking substance: an insubstantial world of dreams.
  • ethereal — Extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.
  • airy — If a building or room is airy, it has a lot of fresh air inside, usually because it is large.

Antonyms for weightless

adjective weightless

  • heavy — of great weight; hard to lift or carry: a heavy load.
  • important — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
  • significant — important; of consequence.

Top questions with weightless

  • why are astronauts weightless in the space station?
  • why do astronauts feel weightless?
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  • how to get weightless hair?
  • why do astronauts feel weightless in space?
  • how to play weightless on guitar?
  • how to feel weightless?
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