From Middle English wordles, equivalent to word + -less. Compare Dutch woordeloos (“speechless, inexpressible in words”), German wortlos (“silent, speechless”), Danish ordløs (“wordless”), Swedish ordlös (“wordless”), Icelandic orðlaus (“wordless, speechless”).
- Conveyed without the use of words; unspoken or unsaid.
- Unable or unwilling to speak; dumb, silent or inarticulate.
- Synonym: speechless