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boot·less

 (bo͞ot′lĭs)
adj.
Being without advantage or benefit; useless. See Synonyms at futile.

[boot + -less.]

boot′less·ly adv.

bootless

(ˈbuːtlɪs)
adj
of little or no use; vain; fruitless: a bootless search.
[Old English bōtlēas, from bōt compensation; Old Norse bótalauss]
ˈbootlessly adv

boot•less

(ˈbut lɪs)

adj.
unavailing; useless.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English bōtlēas unpardonable]
boot′less•ly, adv.
boot′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bootless - unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
unproductive - not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"

bootless

adjective
Translations

bootless

adj (liter)nutzlos, eitel (liter)
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