adv. uselessly, in an unprofitable manner

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Bootlessly — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bootlessly — adverb see bootless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bootlessly — See bootless. * * * …   Universalium

  • bootlessly — adverb In a bootless manner …   Wiktionary

  • bootlessly — boot·less·ly …   English syllables

  • bootlessly — adverb see bootless …   Useful english 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

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

  • aimlessly — Synonyms and related words: anarchically, at haphazard, at hazard, at random, bootlessly, casually, chaotically, confusedly, dispersedly, dysteleologically, fecklessly, fruitlessly, futilely, haphazardly, indiscriminately, inexplicably,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • amiss — Synonyms and related words: aberrant, abroad, adrift, afield, all abroad, all off, all wrong, askew, astray, at fault, awry, bad, badly, below the mark, beside the mark, beside the point, blamable, blameful, bootlessly, bum, censurable, cockeyed …   Moby Thesaurus

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