Definition of pointless
- a pointless remark
- pointless attempts to be funny
It would be pointless for us to continue the investigation.
a pointless remark that left everyone scratching their heads in confusion
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absurd, asinine, balmy, brainless, crazy, empty-headed, fatuous, foolish, half-witted, harebrained, insane, loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, mindless, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, stupid, tomfool, unintelligent, unwise, weak-minded, witless, zany;
: having no meaning, purpose, or effect
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