Search Result for "bootless": 
Wordnet 3.0


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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bootless adj 1: unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt" [syn: bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vain]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "bootless": abortive, barren, counterproductive, effete, empty, etiolated, failed, failing, fatuitous, fatuous, feckless, fruitless, frustrating, futile, gainless, inadequate, inane, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inoperative, invalid, lame, manque, miscarried, miscarrying, nonremunerative, nugacious, nugatory, of no effect, of no force, otiose, pointless, profitless, purposeless, rewardless, sterile, stickit, stillborn, successless, unavailable, unavailing, unfortunate, unproductive, unprofitable, unremunerative, unrewarding, unsuccessful, useless, vain, wasteful, worthless