bootless

[ boot-lis ]
/ ˈbut lɪs /

adjective

without result, gain, or advantage; unavailing; useless.

Origin of bootless

before 1000; Middle English bot(e)les, Old English bōtlēas unpardonable. See boot2, -less

Related forms

boot·less·ly, adverbboot·less·ness, noun
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bootless

/ (ˈbuːtlɪs) /

adjective

of little or no use; vain; fruitlessa bootless search

Derived Forms

bootlessly, adverb

Word Origin for bootless

Old English bōtlēas, from bōt compensation; Old Norse bótalauss
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