bootless

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Etymology 1[edit]

boot +‎ -less

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bootless (not comparable)

  1. without boots

Etymology 2[edit]

boot (profit) +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

bootless (comparative more bootless, superlative most bootless)

  1. profitless; pointless; unavailing
    • 1592–1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXIX
      When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, / I all alone beweep my outcast state / And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
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