Dateless vs Fateless - What's the difference?

dateless | fateless |


As adjectives the difference between dateless and fateless

is that dateless is out of one's head; deranged or dateless can be without a date imprinted, assigned, or associated while fateless is devoid of fate.

dateless

English

Etymology 1

. See also deedless.

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Out of one's head; deranged.
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  • (British, dialect, slang) thick-headed
  • They're so dateless that Burger King will not offer them a job.
  • * {{quote-book, 1997, , Loitering with Intent: The Apprentice, page=281 citation
  • , passage=Into the court you'd swanned, you dateless little pillock, if not wholly confident of winning, surely careless of losing.}}
  • * {{quote-book, 1976, Fred Beake, Legends from Mammon, page=8 citation
  • , passage=You dateless fool, you stupid ass, clamped to / This crag for all eternity}}
  • * {{quote-news, 2001, August 4, Lynne Walker, Classical: Musical portrait of the artist as a young man, The Independent citation
  • , passage="You dateless article," stormed his father, leaving Bennett to realise in his laconic way that he was, and probably always would be, a disappointment to Dad.}}

    Etymology 2

    Coined between 1585 and 1595 from “Dateless” at Dictionary.com][http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dateless “Dateless” in Merriam-Webster

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Without a date imprinted, assigned, or associated.
  • Having no date—a meeting with a lover or potential lover.
  • It is hard to believe that she could be dateless on a Saturday night.
  • Timeless; immortal
  • Without a start; immemorial
  • (archaic) Without an end; endless
  • * William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXX ,
  • Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow, / For precious friends hid in death's dateless night

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    fateless

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Devoid of fate.
  • * 1946 , Hermann Broch, The death of Virgil (page 224)
  • Coming out of the fateless , leading into the fateless, with hardly anything assigned to chance, the peasant's path runs on the very brink of destiny and on the brink of sleep.