defeat the purpose of

Definition of defeat the purpose of

  1. :  to make (something) pointless It would defeat the purpose of having a nice car if you never got to drive it.

Word by Word Definitions

defeatplay
  1. :  destroy

    :  nullify

    :  frustrate

  1. :  frustration by nullification or by prevention of success

    :  destruction

    :  an overthrow especially of an army in battle

purposeplay
  1. :  something set up as an object or end to be attained :  intention

    :  resolution, determination

    :  a subject under discussion or an action in course of execution

  1. :  to propose as an aim to oneself


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