What does the word bootless mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • BOOTLESSLY.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • BOOTLESSNESS.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Profitless; useless; unavailing.

Usage examples for bootless

  1. Lillian knew not what to say in the presence of this mighty love; her gentle efforts at mediation were bootless. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  2. If the march of the infantry had been much further prolonged we should have degenerated into a literally bootless expedition, for some of the men reached Bloemfontein with bare if not actually bleeding feet, while their nether garments were in a condition that beggared and baffled all description. – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry
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