What does pointless mean?

Definitions for pointlessˈpɔɪnt lɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pointless.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pointless in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pointless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Brown:

    Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.

  2. New York:

    She's now a widow, this is really pointless. It had nothing to do with them. They did nothing wrong. It wasn't about them. It was pure and random hatred.

  3. Boris Nemtsov:

    This government wades into a costly, fratricidal war in Ukraine and into pointless confrontation with the West. We all feel the effects of this insane policy.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    We always listen to constructive criticism of the authorities' action or lack of action at any level and this dialogue is always useful and simply necessary, but it would be pointless to have debates with those who take orders from an outsider, in the interest of ... another country.

  5. Fyodor Dostoevsky:

    By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.

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