Definition of Bootless

1. Adjective. Unproductive of success. "A vain attempt"

Exact synonyms: Fruitless, Futile, Sleeveless, Vain
Similar to: Unproductive
Derivative terms: Fruitlessness



Definition of Bootless

1. a. Unavailing; unprofitable; useless; without advantage or success.

Definition of Bootless

1. Adjective. without boots ¹

2. Adjective. profitless; pointless; unavailing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bootless

1. useless [adj] - See also: useless

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bootless

bootjacks
bootlace
bootlaces
bootlast
bootlasts
bootle
bootleg
bootlegged
bootlegger
bootlegger reverse
bootlegger reverses
bootleggers
bootlegging
bootlegs
bootles
bootless (current term)
bootlessly
bootlessness
bootlessnesses
bootlick
bootlicked
bootlicker
bootlickers
bootlicking
bootlicks
bootlike
bootload
bootloader
bootloaders
bootloads

Literary usage of Bootless

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"bootless. To boot, to aid, help, succour.—Bailey. ... bootless, without advantage, not contributing to further the end we have in view. ..."

2. The Popular History of England by Charles Knight (1880)
"Condition of Ireland.—Rebellion of Tyrone.—Essex appointed Lord-lieutenant of Ireland.—His bootless campaign.— Essex suddenly returns to England. ..."

3. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"... anti-Leis- lerian had absorbed the attention of the province, weakened its resources, and loosened its grasp upon the Long House, inso- bootless much ..."

4. The Connecticut River and the Valley of the Connecticut: Three Hundred and by Edwin Munroe Bacon (1906)
"... the early French and Indian Wars—The first Captives marched to Canada from Deerfield and Hatfield —Knightly Quest of two Hatfield Men — bootless raid of ..."

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