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 Born as the upscale derivative of the classless Volkswagen Golf, the Audi A3 has led a bit of a duplicitous life. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Audi A3 Sportback TDI Gives Us a Taste of What's Coming," 10 Apr. 2020 Half of us delude ourselves that the country is a classless industrial kingdom of Brunei, battleships and banking, while the other half prefers the view of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics: Bond, Beatles and Mr. Bean. Crispin Hunt, Billboard, "A Semi-Famous Musician Runs For Office in Brussels (Guest Column)," 17 May 2019 These can’t both be true—if the United States were a classless society, there would be no need for upward mobility. John Patrick Leary, The New Republic, "What We Talk About When We Talk About the Middle Class," 22 Nov. 2019 Vincent Martinez South Pasadena :: How classless for Dodger fans to boo Kenley Jansen. Los Angeles Times, "Letters: Winless Bruins can zero in on a new athletic director," 20 Sep. 2019 Your days as a classless act may be over, thanks to our guide to gratuities in our favorite Nevada playground. Los Angeles Times, "Vegas Escapes: How not to be a jerk about tipping," 26 Sep. 2019 The idea of creating a classless utopia is completely absent. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Back on campus, students confront a challenging housing market," 20 Aug. 2019 Morgan has been characterized as classless, disrespectful and distasteful for celebrating what turned out to be the game-winner against England by sipping a pretend cup of tea. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Win or lose in final, Netherlands emerges from Women's World Cup as a force," 4 July 2019 But the awkward thing amidst all of Buffon's classless post-match trash talking, is that Oliver was spot on., "FanView: How Gigi Buffon the Hypocrite Is in Danger of Ruining His Glowing Football Legacy," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of classless

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Apr 2020

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“Classless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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