What does senseless mean?

Definitions for senseless
ˈsɛns lɪssense·less

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mindless, reasonless, senselessadjective

    not marked by the use of reason

    "mindless violence"; "reasonless hostility"; "a senseless act"

  2. insensible, senselessadjective

    unresponsive to stimulation

    "he lay insensible where he had fallen"; "drugged and senseless"

  3. 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"

  4. nitwitted, senseless, soft-witted, witlessadjective

    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment


  1. senselessadjective

    Bereft of feeling or consciousness; deprived of sensation; unconscious; insensible.

    The blow to his head rendered him senseless, he didn't awaken until he was in the ambulance.

  2. senselessadjective

    Lacking meaning or purpose; without common sense; pointless; meaningless.

    What a senseless waste of money.

  3. senselessadjective

    Without consideration, awareness or sound judgement; unreasonable; unwise; stupid.

    He took senseless risks, not even aware of the danger he was in.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Senselessadjective

    Etymology: from sense.

    The charm and venom, which they drunk,
    Their blood with secret filth infected hath,
    Being diffused through the senseless trunk,
    That through the great contagion direful deadly stunk. F. Q.

    The ears are senseless that should give us hearing,
    To tell him his commandment is fulfill’d. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    You blocks, you worse than senseless things! William Shakespeare.

    It is as repugnant to the idea of senseless matter, that it should put into itself sense, perception, and knowledge, as it is repugnant to the idea of a triangle, that it should put into itself greater angles than two right ones. John Locke.

    The senseless grave feels not your pious sorrows. Nicholas Rowe.

    They would repent this their senseless perverseness when it would be too late, and when they found themselves under a power that would destroy them. Edward Hyde.

    If we be not extremely foolish, thankless, or senseless, a great joy is more apt to cure sorrow than a great trouble is. Taylor.

    The great design of this authour’s book is to prove this, which I believe no man in the world was ever so senseless as to deny. John Tillotson.

    She saw her favour was misplac’d;
    The fellows had a wretched taste:
    She needs must tell them to their face,
    They were a senseless stupid race. Jonathan Swift.

    It is a senseless thing, in reason, to think that one of these interests can stand without the other, when, in the very order of natural causes, government is preserved by religion. South.

    Other creatures, as well as monkeys, little wiser than they, destroy their young by senseless fondness, and too much embracing. John Locke.

    To draw Mars like a young Hippolytus, with an effeminate countenance, or that hot-spurred Harpalice in Virgil , proceedeth from a senseless and overcold judgment. Henry Peacham.

    The wretch is drench’d too deep;
    His soul is stupid, and his heart asleep,
    Fatten’d in vice; so callous and so gross,
    He sins and sees not, senseless of his loss. Dryden.

    Hear this,
    You unhous’d, lawless, rambling libertines,
    Senseless of any charm in love, beyond
    The prostitution of a common bed. Thomas Southerne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Senselessadjective

    destitute of, deficient in, or contrary to, sense; without sensibility or feeling; unconscious; stupid; foolish; unwise; unreasonable


  1. Senseless

    Senseless is a 1998 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and written by Greg Erb and Craig Mazin. The film stars Marlon Wayans, David Spade, and Matthew Lillard as college students.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of senseless in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of senseless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of senseless in a Sentence

  1. Jason Young:

    As the cycle of violence continues in San Francisco, our family and everyone else affected by this senseless crime and lack of accountability is traumatized, to be a victim of crime in San Francisco is a complete nightmare under District Attorney Boudin. This is just another example of how he is failing our community and the city of San Francisco. This isn’t justice for Jace, and this isn’t what our city deserves either. No family should ever go through what we are going through.

  2. Catherine Pugh:

    Like everyone in our city, state and across this nation, we mourned the senseless killing of Jacquelyn Smith. To now learn that family members staged this brutal killing is beyond belief and represents a double tragedy, they were responsible for taking Jacquelyn's life with unconscionable cruelty and contrived to do so in our city under the guise of random violence, exploiting the legitimate fears of our residents.

  3. Frankie Bledsaw:

    Everything was good, that’s why I don’t understand, i mean, crowd was in a good mood. Just senseless really. Come out to have a good time and this what happens.

  4. Hermine Ricketts:

    Finally the state has ended a senseless assault on our property rights.

  5. Sybrina Fulton:

    This trial speaks to me because I am that family, the family that's missing a son. I'm the family that's a victim of senseless gun violence. That's the purpose of me coming here, that's just to stand with the family, to be with the family and to show the support.

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  • sensencaEsperanto
  • tunnoton, mieletön, tajuton, järjetönFinnish
  • meecheeallaghManx
  • senza capo nè codaItalian
  • bezsensownyPolish
  • absurdo, insensível, inconscientePortuguese
  • бессмысленный, необдуманный, сознание, бесчувственныйRussian

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