bot·tom·less | \ˈbä-təm-ləs \

Definition of bottomless 

1 : having no bottom a bottomless chair

2a : extremely deep

b : impossible to comprehend : unfathomable a bottomless mystery

c : boundless, unlimited

3a [ from the absence of lower as well as upper garments ] : nude bottomless dancers

b : featuring nude entertainers

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Other Words from bottomless

bottomlessly adverb
bottomlessness noun

Examples of bottomless in a Sentence

the wealthy couple are generous hosts, providing a bottomless supply of food and drink the killer threw the gun into what he thought was a bottomless pit

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But because the internet is bottomless, in the best and worst ways, those willing to click for hours will be rewarded with platinum and lucite. Emma Alpern, Curbed, "The most unusual finds on Wayfair," 2 May 2018 Every bar has something going on: French Champagne, bottomless mimosas. Lauren Mccutcheon,, "Eastern State Penitentiary's Marie Antoinette will toss Tastykakes Saturday for final Bastille Day," 11 July 2018 Adult price is $50 including bottomless breakfast cocktails or coffee, kids 12 and under eat for $16. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Forgot to reserve a table for Mother's Day brunch? These eateries still have openings," 10 May 2018 My father was a motley of sound, a funk band with bottomless drums and songs that knew nothing of fatigue. David Roderick,, "State Lines: Rudy Francisco’s ‘In the Voice of Hip Hop’," 6 July 2018 Verizon is shutting down Go90, a mobile-video app the company launched with some fanfare only three years ago in hope of tapping into a generation of millennials that had displayed a bottomless appetite for video content on their smartphones. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "Verizon Kills Go90, Its Mobile-Video App for Millennials, After Millennials Didn't Really Watch It," 29 June 2018 By a figure who has a seemingly bottomless appetite for destruction and division. Sean Sullivan, Washington Post, "Republican Sen. Jeff Flake: ‘Our presidency has been debased’," 23 May 2018 By a figure who has a seemingly bottomless appetite for destruction and division. Daniella Diaz, CNN, "GOP senator on Trump, state of politics: 'We may have hit bottom'," 23 May 2018 Douyin is a bottomless, eclectic feed of looped 15-second videos, a cross between Snapchat, Vine (now defunct) and, which Bytedance bought in November. The Economist, "A Chinese music-video app is making WeChat sweat," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of bottomless

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of bottomless

: having no bottom

: seeming to have no bottom or limit

: very deep


bot·tom·less | \ˈbä-təm-ləs \

Kids Definition of bottomless

1 : having no bottom

2 : very deep a bottomless pit

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