Definitions for pointlessˈpɔɪnt lɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

point•lessˈpɔɪnt lɪs(adj.)

  1. without relevance or force; meaningless; useless.

  2. without a point scored, as in a game.

  3. blunt, as an instrument.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pointless, unpointed(adj)

    not having a point especially a sharp point

    "my pencils are all pointless"

  2. otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted(adj)

    serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

    "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pointless(adjective)ˈpɔɪnt lɪs

    useless or without worth

    a pointless waste of time; a pointless war


  1. pointless(Adjective)

    Having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end.

  2. pointless(Adjective)

    Having no prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.

  3. pointless(Adjective)

    Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim.

    Since the decision has already been made, further discussion seems pointless.

  4. pointless(Adjective)

    Without points.

    a pointless topology

  5. Origin: point + -less

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pointless(adj)

    having no point; blunt; wanting keenness; obtuse; as, a pointless sword; a pointless remark

Translations for pointless

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having no meaning or purpose

a pointless journey.

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