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From Middle English *gostles, from Old English gāstlēas (lifeless, dead), equivalent to ghost +‎ -less. Cognate with Dutch geestloos, German geistlos.


ghostless (not comparable)

  1. Without spirit, soul, or life; dead.
  2. Without a ghost.
    • 1996, Michael Dugan, It's Just a Trick:
      I don't know about Gary, but I dreamed about dark, spooky houses and horrible, groaning ghosts all night. I was glad to wake up and find it was a bright, sunny, ghostless morning.