brainless

adjective
brain·​less | \ ˈbrān-ləs How to pronounce brainless (audio) \

Definition of brainless

1 : devoid of intelligence : stupid a brainless decision
2 : not demanding understanding or intelligence : dull, stupefying a brainless task brainless repetition
3 : lacking a brain brainless organisms

Other Words from brainless

brainlessly adverb
brainlessness noun

Examples of brainless in a Sentence

He thought most of his coworkers were brainless. The plot of the new movie is brainless and the acting is terrible.
Recent Examples on the Web The cleaners might not have lungs, and the physiotherapist could be completely brainless. Rebecca Cairns; Video By Dan Tham, CNN, 25 Aug. 2021 Be Our Chef is a charmingly peppy, brainless half-hour. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Mar. 2020 Some amount of activity to stimulate conversation, but of the brainless variety. Amanda Sims Clifford, House Beautiful, 23 Apr. 2020 However, things quickly turned sour for the London side, after the ever-brainless Serge Aurier was sent off on the 30 minute mark following two quick bookings. SI.com, 28 Sep. 2019 Desperate to meet women and open their own dance club, brainless brothers Steve and Doug Butabi cruise Beverly Hills. Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2019 Exactly like junk food, some inputs feel good in the moment but take a toll over the long-term: gossip, brainless reality TV shows, jealousy-inducing social media posts, and mind-numbing small talk. Josh Linkner, Columnist, Detroit Free Press, 14 Dec. 2019 Desperate to meet women and open their own dance club, brainless brothers Steve and Doug Butabi cruise Beverly Hills. Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2019 The Belgians haven't been helped in having sub-standard options at full-back supporting them, with Serge Aurier continuing to be brainless and Danny Rose being at fault for nearly a goal a game. SI.com, 8 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of brainless

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Brainless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brainless. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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