meaningless

adjective mean·ing·less \ ˈmē-niŋ-ləs \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of meaningless

1 : having no meaning; especially : lacking any significance
2 : having no assigned function in a language system

meaninglessly

adverb

meaninglessness

noun

Examples of meaningless in a Sentence

  1. He felt that his work was meaningless.

  2. The movie was filled with meaningless violence.

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First Known Use of meaningless

1796

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MEANINGLESS Defined for English Language Learners

meaningless

Definition of meaningless for English Language Learners

  • : having no meaning

  • : having no real importance or value


MEANINGLESS Defined for Kids

meaningless

adjective mean·ing·less \ ˈmē-niŋ-ləs \

Definition of meaningless for Students

: having no meaning or importance


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