What does pointless mean?

Definitions for pointless
ˈpɔɪnt lɪspoint·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pointless, unpointedadjective

    not having a point especially a sharp point

    "my pencils are all pointless"

  2. otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wastedadjective

    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. pointlessadjective

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

    Etymology: point + -less

  2. pointlessadjective

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

    Etymology: point + -less

  3. pointlessadjective

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

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

    Etymology: point + -less

  4. pointlessadjective

    Without points.

    a pointless topology

    Etymology: point + -less

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pointlessadjective

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

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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

Examples of pointless in a Sentence

  1. Matt Zeller:

    I'm now sitting here 20 years removed almost from the very event that propelled me into the military, which was the attacks of September 11, and now I'm wondering if the last 20 years were completely pointless and in vain.

  2. Priti Patel:

    Just think of how much more success our economy could have if we had the power to reduce the burden of red tape and replace pointless EU rules with sensible domestic regulation.

  3. Noam Chomsky:

    Personally, I'm in favor of democracy, which means that the central institutions of society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism, we can't have democracy by definition. Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are in principle under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if we were to think of it in political terms, fascist that is, it has tight control at the top and strict obedience has to be establishedat every level--there's little bargaining, a little give and take,but the line of authority is perfectly straightforward. Just as I'm opposed to political fascism, I'm opposed to economic fascism. I think that until the major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it's pointless to talk about democracy.

  4. Python Terry Gilliam:

    It's all so excitingly pointless.

  5. 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.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. contiguous
    • B. ultimo
    • C. soft-witted
    • D. indiscernible

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