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[klas-lis, klahs-] /ˈklæs lɪs, ˈklɑs-/
of or relating to a society in which there are no economic or social distinctions.
(of an individual) not having membership in a social or economic class or group.
Origin of classless
First recorded in 1875-80; class + -less
Related forms
classlessness, noun Unabridged
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  • A purely social morality (if morality be the proper name for the highest conduct in a classless society) is even yet impossible.

    Socialism: Positive and Negative Robert Rives La Monte
  • There could be no such thing as a classless society, of course.

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
  • Industrialism must take it down and rebuild it upon the rock of classless labor.

    Communism and Christianism William Montgomery Brown
  • You'll be better off here, doing your job; there are no such havens as classless Misfit societies.

    But, I Don't Think Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Under a classless administration the world would soon become comparatively rich and happy.

    Communism and Christianism William Montgomery Brown
  • The Guesser dismissed that completely; a classless society was ridiculous on the face of it.

    But, I Don't Think Gordon Randall Garrett
  • It is this advocacy of classless levelism which constitutes the theoretical core of revolutionary socialism.

    Communism and Christianism William Montgomery Brown
British Dictionary definitions for classless


not belonging to or forming a class
characterized by the absence of economic and social distinctions
Derived Forms
classlessness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for classless

1874 in the social sense (1863 in reference to class generally), from class (n.) in the "social order" sense + -less. As "lacking the sophistication of high class," by 1979. Related: Classlessly; classlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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