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1. Perfectly clean: "She patted the spotless dashboard of the brand-new car" (Rosemary Mahoney).
2. Free from flaw or imperfection; impeccable: "We formed ... a picture of spotless family values" (Jan Clausen).

spot′less·ly adv.
spot′less·ness n.
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Noun1.spotlessness - the state of being spotlessly clean
cleanness - the state of being clean; without dirt or other impurities
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[ˈspɒtlɪsnɪs] Nperfecta limpieza f


n (of person, house etc)tadellose or makellose Sauberkeit; (fig, of reputation) → Makellosigkeit f, → Untadeligkeit f


(spot) noun
1. a small mark or stain (made by mud, paint etc). She was trying to remove a spot of grease from her skirt.
2. a small, round mark of a different colour from its background. His tie was blue with white spots.
3. a pimple or red mark on the skin caused by an illness etc. She had measles and was covered in spots.
4. a place or small area, especially the exact place (where something happened etc). There was a large number of detectives gathered at the spot where the body had been found.
5. a small amount. Can I borrow a spot of sugar?
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotted
1. to catch sight of. She spotted him eventually at the very back of the crowd.
2. to recognize or pick out. No-one watching the play was able to spot the murderer.
ˈspotless adjective
very clean. a spotless kitchen.
ˈspotlessly adverb
ˈspotlessness noun
ˈspotted adjective
marked or covered with spots. Her dress was spotted with grease; a spotted tie.
ˈspotty adjective
(of people) covered with spots. a spotty face / young man.
ˈspottiness noun
spot check
an inspection made without warning, especially on items chosen at random from a group. We only found out about the flaw during a spot check on goods leaving the factory.
ˈspotlight noun
(a lamp for projecting) a circle of light that is thrown on to a small area.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotlit, ~ˈspotlighted
1. to light with a spotlight. The stage was spotlit.
2. to show up clearly or draw attention to. The incident spotlighted the difficulties with which we were faced.
in a spot
in trouble. His failure to return the papers on time put her in a spot.
on the spot
1. at once. She liked it so much that she bought it on the spot; (also adjective) an on-the-spot decision.
2. in the exact place referred to; in the place where one is needed. It was a good thing you were on the spot when he had his heart attack; (also adjective) tour on-the-spot reporter.
3. (especially with put) in a dangerous, difficult or embarrassing position. The interviewer's questions really put the Prime Minister on the spot.
spot on
very accurate or exactly on the target. His description of Mary was spot on!
References in classic literature ?
He had never taken him to Christine's himself and came to the conclusion that Raoul must have gone there alone while the count stayed talking in the foyer with Sorelli, who often asked him to wait until it was her time to "go on" and sometimes handed him the little gaiters in which she ran down from her dressing-room to preserve the spotlessness of her satin dancing-shoes and her flesh-colored tights.
I admired spotlessness, even though I could lay no claim to it, and hated impurity, as I hope I do now.
The first breath on opening the door is so ineffably pure that it makes me gasp, and I feel a black and sinful object in the midst of all the spotlessness.
In Pearl, the maiden's spotlessness because of her perfect temperance highlights God's absolute justice and resolves the dreamer's accusations of unfairness.
Han was prepared for the opulence of Eddie's home, but it was the spotlessness of the place that unnerved her.
The Earth will reach peak spotlessness in 2018-2020.
As the scene shifts to the "domestic heaven" (722) of Fairfax and "starry Vere" (724) and the severe discipline that ensures purity and spotlessness, the language of true praise reemerges, but it is a language that even as it recognizes and applauds the goodness of Mary Fairfax also acknowledges a loss, the lack of a male heir and the necessity of having Mary, as Fairfax's only child, inherit the Nun Appleton estate.