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sleeveless

[sleev-lis] /ˈsliv lɪs/
adjective
1.
without sleeves.
2.
amounting to nothing; unprofitable; futile:
a sleeveless errand.
Origin of sleeveless
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English slīeflēas. See sleeve, -less
Related forms
sleevelessness, noun
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adj.

Old English sliefleas, slyflease; see sleeve (n.) + -less.

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