Bootless Boot"less, a. [From {Boot} profit.] Unavailing; unprofitable; useless; without advantage or success. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

I'll follow him no more with bootless prayers. --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Boot"less*ly}, adv. -- {Boot"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • bootlessness — noun see bootless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bootlessness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition or quality of being useless or ineffective: fruitlessness, futility, unavailingness, unprofitableness, uselessness, vainness, vanity. See THRIVE, USED …   English dictionary for students

  • bootlessness — boot·less·ness …   English syllables

  • bootlessness — noun see bootless …   Useful english dictionary

  • futility — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. uselessness, ineffectiveness, fruitlessness, falseness, hollowness, triviality, frivolity, idleness, vanity, emptiness, hopelessness, worthlessness, labor in vain, lost trouble, unprofitableness, purposelessness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • bootless — adjective Etymology: 1boot Date: 1559 useless, unprofitable < a bootless attempt > • bootlessly adverb • bootlessness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bootless — bootlessly, adv. bootlessness, n. /booht lis/, adj. without result, gain, or advantage; unavailing; useless. [bef. 1000; ME bot(e)les, OE botleas unpardonable. See BOOT2, LESS] * * * …   Universalium

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  • emptiness — Synonyms and related words: absence, absence of mind, absurdity, acreage, aimlessness, angst, anguish, anxiety, appetite, area, aridity, bareness, barrenness, big deal, blankness, bleakness, bloodlessness, bootlessness, boredom, breadth, canine… …   Moby Thesaurus

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