Definition of meaningless
1 : having no meaning; especially : lacking any significance
2 : having no assigned function in a language system
Examples of meaningless in a Sentence
He felt that his work was meaningless.
The movie was filled with meaningless violence.
Recent Examples of meaningless from the Web
This isn't some meaningless list plucked from an Al Gore PowerPoint.
Abe told Moon that dialogue for dialogue's sake with North Korea would be meaningless, and that China's role in exerting pressure on the North was important.
The bottle is merely the supposition of happiness, which is a lie, and of the human condition, which is ultimately meaningless.
So what if the end result is a meaningless naming system, identically incoherent and as inaccessible as the present one?
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First Known Use of meaningless
MEANINGLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of meaningless for English Language Learners
: having no meaning
: having no real importance or value
MEANINGLESS Defined for Kids
Definition of meaningless for Students
: having no meaning or importance
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