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

Synonyms for bottomless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of bottomless

Historical Examples of bottomless

  • This had suddenly dawned before him like a bottomless abyss.

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


    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



having no bottom
unlimited; inexhaustible
very deep
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Word Origin and History for bottomless

early 14c., from bottom + -less.

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