without a future; having no prospect of future betterment or prosperity.

1860–65; future + -less

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future (ˈfjuːtʃə)
1.  the time yet to come
2.  undetermined events that will occur in that time
3.  the condition of a person or thing at a later date: the future of the school is undecided
4.  likelihood of later improvement or advancement: he has a future as a singer
5.  grammar
 a.  a tense of verbs used when the action or event described is to occur after the time of utterance
 b.  a verb in this tense
6.  in future from now on; henceforth
7.  that is yet to come or be
8.  of or expressing time yet to come
9.  (prenominal) destined to become: a future president
10.  grammar in or denoting the future as a tense of verbs
[C14: from Latin fūtūrus about to be, from esse to be]

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Our parents were lashed to futureless jobs, in order to pay the outrageous rent.
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