bootlessness

  • 1 Bootlessness — 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.… …

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  • 2 bootlessness — noun see bootless …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 bootlessness — boot·less·ness …

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  • 5 bootlessness — noun see bootless …

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  • 6 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,… …

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

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  • 8 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] * * * …

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  • 9 absurdity — Synonyms and related words: absurdness, act of folly, aimlessness, amphigory, anticness, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble babble, bizarreness, bizarrerie, blabber, blather, blunder, bombast, bootlessness, claptrap, craziness, curiousness,… …

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  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 failure — Synonyms and related words: Grand Guignol, Passion play, Sisyphean labor, Tom show, Waterloo, also ran, antimasque, arrear, arrearage, arrears, atrocity, audience success, bad habit, bafflement, balk, ballet, bankrupt, bankruptcy, baseness,… …

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  • 12 fatuity — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, aimlessness, asininity, battiness, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, bootlessness, brainlessness, buffoonery, calm of mind, clownishness, counterproductiveness, counterproductivity, crackpottedness,… …

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  • 13 futility — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, aimlessness, bankruptcy, big deal, blank future, bleak outlook, bootlessness, counterproductiveness, counterproductivity, dead letter, defeat, emptiness, empty sound, failure, fatuity, fecklessness,… …

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  • 14 impotence — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, adynamia, aimlessness, anemia, aridity, atony, barrenness, birth control, blah feeling, bloodlessness, bootlessness, cachexia, cachexy, carelessness, carnality, coldness, contraception, cowardice, dearth,… …

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  • 15 inanity — Synonyms and related words: absence of mind, absurdity, agnosticism, aimlessness, aridity, asininity, barrenness, battiness, big deal, blank, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, bloodlessness, bootlessness, brainlessness, buffoonery,… …

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  • 16 ineffectiveness — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, aimlessness, bootlessness, counterproductiveness, counterproductivity, emptiness, failure, fatuity, fecklessness, forcelessness, fruitlessness, futility, hollowness, impotence, inability, inadeptness,… …

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  • 17 ineffectuality — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, aimlessness, bootlessness, counterproductiveness, counterproductivity, emptiness, failure, fatuity, fecklessness, forcelessness, fruitlessness, futility, hollowness, immateriality, impotence, inability,… …

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  • 18 pointlessness — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, aimlessness, aridity, barrenness, bloodlessness, bootlessness, characterlessness, colorlessness, deadness, dismalness, dragginess, dreariness, dryness, dullness, dustiness, effeteness, emptiness, etiolation …

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  • 19 rat race — Synonyms and related words: Charybdis, absurdity, aimlessness, bootlessness, busyness, dirty work, dizzy round, donkeywork, drudgery, eddy, employment, emptiness, fag, fatigue, fatuity, fecklessness, fruitlessness, futility, grind, gurge, gyre,… …

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  • 20 stupidity — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, absurdness, act of folly, asininity, battiness, blockishness, blunder, boobishness, boorishness, bootlessness, botch, bovinity, brainlessness, buffoonery, bungle, cloddishness, clownishness, crackpottedness …

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