bootless

  • 1 Bootless — Boot less, a. [From {Boot} profit.] Unavailing; unprofitable; useless; without advantage or success. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I ll follow him no more with bootless prayers. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Boot less*ly}, adv. {Boot less*ness}, n. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bootless — index futile, otiose, unavailing Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 bootless — fruitless, *futile, vain, abortive Analogous words: idle, empty, hollow, nugatory, *vain, otiose Contrasted words: *beneficial, advantageous, profitable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 bootless — [bo͞ot′lis] adj. [ BOOT2 + LESS] without benefit; useless bootlessly adv. bootlessness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 bootless — {{11}}bootless (1) lacking boots, late 14c., from BOOT (Cf. boot) (n.1) + LESS (Cf. less). {{12}}bootless (2) late O.E. botleas unpardonable, not to be atoned for, without help or remedy, from BOOT (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 bootless — adjective Etymology: 1boot Date: 1559 useless, unprofitable < a bootless attempt > • bootlessly adverb • bootlessness noun …

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  • 7 bootless — adjective a) without boots When, in disgrace with fortune and mens eyes, / I all alone beweep my outcast state / And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries b) profitless; pointless; unavailing Syn: fruitless …

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  • 8 bootless — bootlessly, adv. bootlessness, n. /booht lis/, adj. without result, gain, or advantage; unavailing; useless. [bef. 1000; ME bot(e)les, OE botleas unpardonable. See BOOT2, LESS] * * * …

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  • 9 bootless — Synonyms and related words: abortive, barren, counterproductive, effete, empty, etiolated, failed, failing, fatuitous, fatuous, feckless, fruitless, frustrating, futile, gainless, inadequate, inane, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 bootless — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having no useful result: barren, fruitless, futile, unavailing, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, vain. Idiom: in vain. See THRIVE, USED …

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  • 11 bootless — boot·less || buːtlɪs adj. unnecessary, useless, unprofitable …

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  • 12 bootless — adjective archaic (of a task) ineffectual; useless. Origin OE bōtlēas not able to be compensated for by payment (see boot2) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 bootless — a. Useless, unavailing, fruitless, futile, unprofitable, profitless, valueless, worthless, ineffectual, abortive, vain, idle, without avail …

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  • 14 bootless — adj vain, unavailing, purposeless, useless, Sisyphean, futile, ineffective, inefficacious; worthless, valueless, nugatory; fatuous, inane, inconsequential; fruitless, unproductive, abortive, barren, effete, sterile, impotent; unprofitable,… …

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  • 15 bootless — boot·less …

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  • 16 bootless — boot•less [[t]ˈbut lɪs[/t]] adj. unavailing; useless • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE bōtlēas unpardonable boot′less•ly, adv. boot′less•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 bootless — /ˈbutləs / (say boohtluhs) adjective without advantage; unavailing; useless. {Middle English, Old English bōtlēas unpardonable, from bōt boot2 + lēas less} –bootlessly, adverb –bootlessness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 bootless — adj. archaic unavailing, useless. Etymology: OE botleas (as BOOT(2), LESS) …

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  • 19 Bootless Inlet — is a body of water in southeastern Papua New Guinea, at coord|9.5044444|S|147.2627778|E|, south of Port Moresby. External links * [http://www.pbase.com/fmanseau/plongefv Photos from Bootless Bay] …

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  • 20 Bootlessly — Bootless Boot less, a. [From {Boot} profit.] Unavailing; unprofitable; useless; without advantage or success. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I ll follow him no more with bootless prayers. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Boot less*ly}, adv. {Boot less*ness}, n.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English