Definition of bootless in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbuːtləs


  • (Of a task or undertaking) ineffectual; useless: remonstrating with him seems ever to have been a bootless task
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    • I wasted two weeks trying to redesign the front page, which was bootless; I ended up redoing it with new graphics which are nearly identical to the old.
    • After the bootless repair mission, Gnat napped and I worked.
    • But arguing with people who don't want to hear is fundamentally bootless.


Old English bōtlēas 'not able to be compensated for by payment' (see boot2, -less).

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