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<< nasai | nashini >>

なし [なし] (nashi)
    Meaning: without
    Example: without a coat on
    JLPT Level: 3
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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ex #3276   とても寒いけれど、彼女はコートなしで出かけました。 
Although it is very cold, she went out without a coat on  
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(tuananh)
ex #3283   彼女はコートなしで出かけました  
she went out without wearing a coat  
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(dc)

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AyumiDo you have to add "de" at the end? 
mathrickで indicates a way something is done. Thus コート無しで means literally "in a coatless fashion". But you don't have to always use で, for example, 名前無し means nameless or anonymous. Also, it's an noun-like suffix, and you use it with の in adjectival context、 like in 名無しの人。

For fun factor, it seems that -無し was the negative suffix in classical Japanese, equivalent of modern-day -ない. So although it's an equivalent of a suffix inflected like i-adjectives (形容詞), it behaves like a noun today.
 
mathrickAn error crept in, 名前無し there should have really been 名無し. 

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