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pointless

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adjective point·less \ˈpȯint-ləs\

Simple Definition of pointless

  • : having no meaning, purpose, or effect

Full Definition of pointless

  1. 1 :  devoid of meaning :  senseless <a pointless remark>

  2. 2 :  devoid of effectiveness :  flat <pointless attempts to be funny>

point·less·ly adverb
point·less·ness noun

Examples of pointless

  1. It would be pointless for us to continue the investigation.

  2. <a pointless remark that left everyone scratching their heads in confusion>



1582

First Known Use of pointless

1582



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