pointless

adjective point·less \ ˈpȯint-ləs \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of pointless

1 : devoid of meaning : senseless
  • a pointless remark
2 : devoid of effectiveness : flat
  • pointless attempts to be funny

pointlessly

adverb

pointlessness

noun

Examples of pointless in a Sentence

  1. It would be pointless for us to continue the investigation.

  2. a pointless remark that left everyone scratching their heads in confusion

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First Known Use of pointless

1582


POINTLESS Defined for English Language Learners

pointless

adjective

Definition of pointless for English Language Learners

  • : having no meaning, purpose, or effect


POINTLESS Defined for Kids

pointless

adjective point·less \ ˈpȯint-ləs \

Definition of pointless for Students

: having no meaning or purpose
  • a pointless story
  • pointless attempts


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