timeless

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time +‎ -less

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timeless (comparative more timeless, superlative most timeless)

  1. Eternal.
  2. Not affected by time; ageless.
  3. (obsolete) Done at an improper time; unseasonable; untimely.
    • c. 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1, Act V, Scene 4,[2]
      Must I behold thy timeless, cruel death?
    • 1725, Alexander Pope (translator), The Odyssey of Homer, London: Bernard Lintot, Book 3, lines 427-430, p. 143,[3]
      The lamp of day is quench’d beneath the deep,
      And soft approach the balmy hours of sleep:
      Nor fits it to prolong the heav’nly feast
      Timeless, indecent, but retire to rest.
  4. Not decreasing over time in quality and appeal.
    The cave carvings have a timeless beauty.

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