class·​less | \ ˈklas-ləs How to pronounce classless (audio) \

Definition of classless

1 : belonging to no particular social class
2 : free from distinctions of social class a classless society
3 : crass, boorish classless behavior

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Other Words from classless

classlessness noun

Examples of classless in a Sentence

the goal of a classless society classless foods like pizza and ice cream
Recent Examples on the Web The dictator Pol Pot and the communist Khmer Rouge attempted to create a classless agrarian society. Washington Post, "Vice published altered photos showing Cambodian genocide victims smiling. It unleashed an uproar.," 11 Apr. 2021 As part of its vision to create a classless agrarian society, the communist group split families and relocated residents to rural labor camps. Los Angeles Times, "This doctor escaped Cambodia’s killing fields, but she couldn’t survive COVID-19," 9 Apr. 2021 The government has been embroiled in a decades-long conflict with Maoist rebel groups, also known as Naxals, who launch attacks on government forces in an attempt to overthrow the state and usher in a classless society. Rishabh M Pratap And Swati Gupta, CNN, "At least 22 Indian security personnel killed in clash with Maoist insurgents," 5 Apr. 2021 That’s about as classless as any adult can be, that’s gonna do that to a kid. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Charli Collier, UT women to face No. 3-seed UCLA as underdogs," 23 Mar. 2021 Harden, roundly despised by Warriors fans during his days in Houston and reviled for his classless exit, has resurfaced as a prince. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Despite their flaws, Nets are a team that bears watching," 12 Feb. 2021 An excellent point, in the face of a bunch of classless drivel. Heidi Stevens, Star Tribune, "Ocasio-Cortez's shaming shows the MeToo movement's work goes on," 5 Feb. 2021 The whole date, the whole activity...completely classless, just distasteful. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Yosef doubles down on ‘Bachelorette Men Tell All’: ‘I’m not gonna apologize to Clare’," 15 Dec. 2020 That was made worse only by teammate Chase Claypool’s classless comment about how badly the Browns would lose their next game, this Sunday. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Cleveland Browns go from laughable to lovable with playoff victory," 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of classless

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Apr 2021

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“Classless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of classless

: without social or economic classes : not grouping people according to their social or economic level
: not connected to a particular social or economic class
: rude in a way that is annoying

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