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
Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has succeeded before in disrupting opposition initiatives with conciliatory but ultimately meaningless gestures.
Either way, Nick's potentially harmless or meaningless comment is just a wonderful reason to revisit Disney memories of yore.
The rain came and went in squalls, and the ever-changing track conditions made worrying about absolute pace seem meaningless.
Simmons said spending the rest of his life in prison would be a meaningless life of fear and boredom.
Per Bloomberg’s Lynnley Browning: ...setting a 28 percent tax rate would be largely meaningless for more than 150 of the largest U.S. companies, which already paid lower rates than that from 2008 through 2015, according to a recent study.
If LeBron James’ ability to lead his team to the NBA Finals is predicated on his coasting through (generally meaningless) regular season games, so be it.
The Senate needs to preserve oversight or any rules will be meaningless.
In that sense, the Paris Agreement on climate change is almost meaningless, addressing something technology and economics will take care of anyway.
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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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