resultless

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result +‎ -less

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resultless (not comparable)

  1. Without result, lacking effect, success or accomplishment.
    The search was resultless. Not only were no bodies or wreckage recovered but no trace was ever found.
    • 1933, Robinson Jeffers, "Antrim" in The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers, New York: Random House, 1937, p. 473, [1]
      Here in the narrow passage and the pitiless north, perpetual / Betrayals, relentless resultless fighting.

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