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[klas-lis, klahs-]
  1. of or relating to a society in which there are no economic or social distinctions.
  2. (of an individual) not having membership in a social or economic class or group.
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Origin of classless

First recorded in 1875–80; class + -less
Related formsclass·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for classlessness


  1. not belonging to or forming a class
  2. characterized by the absence of economic and social distinctions
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Derived Formsclasslessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for classlessness



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.

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