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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Useless; unsuccessful, unprofitable.
From Old English botleas, from Old English bot (advantage) + less, from Old English laes (without).
"Unfortunately, even the persistent efforts made by the Government and
the RBI over the last decade to improve the flow of institutional credit
to this sector have proved bootless."
"In 1981 came 'Philosophical Explanations', which contains a famous
chapter asking a seemingly bootless question, 'Why is there something
rather than nothing?'"
See more usage examples of bootless in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again. -Sylvia Plath, poet (1932-1963)
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