bootlessness


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bootlessness

(ˈbuːtlɪsnəs)
n
the quality of being useless or ineffective
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bootlessness

noun
The condition or quality of being useless or ineffective:
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Reasons of salience and convenience that suffice to make the birth of Christ a universal marker for measuring the passage of years aren't available in the moral domain--hence, one aspect of the bootlessness of most discussions of reparations to exploited groups.
The true beauty, to attempt to align this book with the Joseph Brodsky statement about the bootlessness of trying to pursue beauty directly (which Pedro Paixao uses as an epigraph), must have come in the course of the writing itself, if not in the effects achieved in the finished product.