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bottomless

[bot-uh m-lis]
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adjective
  1. lacking a bottom.
  2. immeasurably deep.
  3. unfathomable; mysterious: a bottomless problem.
  4. without bounds; unlimited: He seems to have a bottomless supply of money.
  5. without basis, cause, or reason: a bottomless accusation.
  6. nude or nearly nude below as well as above the waist: bottomless dancers.
  7. featuring bottomless entertainers: a bottomless club.
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Origin of bottomless

1275–1325; Middle English botomles. See bottom, -less; 6, 7 on the model of topless
Related formsbot·tom·less·ly, adverbbot·tom·less·ness, noun

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4. boundless, infinite, inexhaustible.
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  • This had suddenly dawned before him like a bottomless abyss.

  • And of the bottomless pit, and the flames of hell everlasting.

    Poems

    William D. Howells

  • In some places it seemed as bottomless as a pit of quicksand.

    War from the Inside

    Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock

  • For it seemed to him that it must be the death of him followed by a lightless, bottomless pit.

    Within the Tides

    Joseph Conrad

  • To look round the ship was to look into a bottomless, black pit.

    The Shadow-Line

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for bottomless

bottomless

adjective
  1. having no bottom
  2. unlimited; inexhaustible
  3. very deep
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Word Origin and History for bottomless

adj.

early 14c., from bottom + -less.

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