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1. Having no bottom.
2. Too deep to be measured: a bottomless glacial lake.
3. Difficult or impossible to understand; unfathomable: one of the bottomless mysteries of life.
4. Having no limitations or bounds; limitless: a bottomless supply of money.
a. Nude, especially unclothed below the waist: bottomless dancers.
b. Featuring such dancers as entertainment: bottomless bars.

bot′tom·less·ly adv.
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from a bottomless point of view
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(56) Eugene was amazed by the enormous Ferris Wheel and "the insane horrors of the scenic railway," on which "they plunged bottomlessly from light into roaring blackness" (56).
AFTER BETH HENLEY FINISHED her bottomlessly bleak, semi-autobiographical Civil Rights- era play The Jacksonian, she confessed, "I didn't feel like writing another play.
The occupants of the Assembly, principally Carwyn Jones, Welsh Language Commissioner Meri Huws, her well-paid advisers, the resurrected Welsh Language Board and the Silk Commission, a quango set up by said Assembly, must believe that the electorate are bottomlessly gullible.