AskDefine | Define bootless

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bootless adj : unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt" [syn: fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vain]

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  1. without boots
  2. profitless; pointless


  • 1592–1609, When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, / I all alone beweep my outcast state / And trouble deal heaven with my bootless cries — William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXIX

Extensive Definition

Bootless Inlet is a body of water in southeastern Papua New Guinea, at , south of Port Moresby.

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