no, your colleagues are right. Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary. in the absence of . Minus is a synonym of sans. adjective. Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License; (archaic, or, literary) outside, externally, *:Eternity, before the world and after, is. The term comes from the French word sans, meaning "without" and "serif" of uncertain origin, possibly from the Dutch word schreef meaning Antonyms for without. absent, minus, wanting, without. The online hypertext Sanskrit dictionary is meant for spoken Sanskrit. Not having, containing, characteristic of, etc. Synonyms for without letting - without letting, without allowing, never let and others. English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus. absent and less. Synonyms for with or without in Free Thesaurus. *:But in the meantime Robin Hood and his band lived quietly in Sherwood Forest. Not having, containing, characteristic of, etc. 1275–1325; Middle English