Definition of Patronless

1. Adjective. Having little patronage or few clients. "A restaurant unpatronized by the elite"

Exact synonyms: Unpatronised, Unpatronized
Similar to: Briefless
Antonyms: Patronized



Definition of Patronless

1. a. Destitute of a patron.

Definition of Patronless

1. Adjective. Lacking a patron or patrons; unsponsored; unpatronized. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patronless

patronisers
patronises
patronising
patronisingly
patronite
patronites
patronization
patronizations
patronize
patronized
patronizer
patronizers
patronizes
patronizing
patronizingly
patronless (current term)
patronly
patronne
patronnes
patronomatology
patronomayology
patrons
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patronymic
patronymical
patronymically
patronymick
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patroon

Literary usage of Patronless

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"patronless, (pa'-trun-les) a. Without a patron. To PATRONISE, (pat'-tro-niie) ยป. a. To protect ; to support ; to defend ; to countenance. ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"... they felt their own insignificance, and quailed beneath the blow in silence. They saw that there was growing up beside them a vast class of patronless ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1874)
"... it at present 1 The abolition of purchase and of corporate preferment will leave a large number of benefices patronless. Who shall be the new patrons ? ..."

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