What does breathless mean?

Definitions for breathless
ˈbrɛθ lɪsbreath·less

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word breathless.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breathless, dyspneic, dyspnoeic, dyspneal, dyspnoeal(adj)

    not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty

    "breathless at thought of what I had done"; "breathless from running"; "followed the match with breathless interest"

  2. breathless, breathtaking(adj)

    tending to cause suspension of regular breathing

    "a breathless flight"; "breathtaking adventure"

  3. breathless, inanimate, pulseless(adj)

    appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse

    "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead"


  1. breathless(Adjective)

    Having difficulty breathing; gasping.

  2. breathless(Adjective)

    That makes one hold one's breath (with excitement etc.).

  3. breathless(Adjective)

    Not breathing; apparently dead.

  4. breathless(Adjective)

    Having no wind; still, calm or airless.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breathless(adj)

    spent with labor or violent action; out of breath

  2. Breathless(adj)

    not breathing; holding the breath, on account of fear, expectation, or intense interest; attended with a holding of the breath; as, breathless attention

  3. Breathless(adj)

    dead; as, a breathless body


  1. Breathless

    Breathless is a 1960 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It was his first feature-length work, and one of the earliest, most influential of the French New Wave. At the time, the film attracted much attention for its bold visual style and the innovative use of jump cuts. Breathless, together with François Truffaut's The 400 Blows and Alain Resnais's Hiroshima, Mon Amour, both released a year earlier, brought international acclaim to the French nouvelle vague. A fully restored version of the film was released in the U.S. for the 50th anniversary of the film in May 2010. When originally released in France, the film had 2,082,760 cinema goers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breathless in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breathless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of breathless in a Sentence

  1. Soren Kierkegaard:

    Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

  2. Rupert Brooke:

    Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.

  3. Carl Boenish:

    The first second you start accelerating incredibly fast, it leaves you almost breathless.

  4. Alfonso Cuaron:

    Films like 'Citizen Kane,' 'Jaws,' 'Rashomon,' 'The Godfather' and 'Breathless,'.

  5. Kate Bedingfield:

    Despite the breathless coverage each new View Trump attack gets, this endless rotation of the same debunked smears isn't the product of strategic genius, it's a sign of myopia and desperation as each successive attempt backfires, re-elevating a massive View Trump liability while leaving View Trump campaign scrambling to find something new.

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  • бездиханен, задъхващ се, със затаен дъх, задъхан, неподвиженBulgarian
  • atemlosGerman
  • tyyni, henkeäsalpaava, hengästynyt, hengetönFinnish
  • запыхавшийся, неподвижный, [[затаить, бездыханный, задыхающийся, безветренныйRussian
  • بیدمUrdu

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