classless

adjective

class·​less ˈklas-ləs How to pronounce classless (audio)
1
: belonging to no particular social class
2
: free from distinctions of social class
a classless society
3
: crass, boorish
classless behavior
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 India’s 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. Manveena Suri, CNN, 27 Apr. 2023 That’s classless, and that shouldn’t be a thing. Larry Fleisher, Hartford Courant, 23 Apr. 2022 Pure classless behavior right here. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 18 Aug. 2021 That’s kind of a classless move. Lamond Pope, chicagotribune.com, 1 July 2021 That, to me, was classless from a great player. BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2021 What became known as the Ivy look—full of versatile basics like T-shirts, khakis, and sports coats—was a uniform for a society that saw itself as classless, clean-cut, and optimistic. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2023 Communism is a system based on the belief of economic equality and the desire for a classless society. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, 26 Oct. 2022 Many words come to mind to describe the tenor of Smith’s message directed at Boselli: despicable, naïve, repugnant, astonishing, unseemly and classless. Gene Frenette, USA TODAY, 15 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of classless was in 1878

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“Classless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/classless. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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