senseless

adjective sense·less \ ˈsen(t)s-ləs \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of senseless

: destitute of, deficient in, or contrary to sense: such as
a : unconscious
  • knocked senseless
b : foolish, stupid
  • it was some senseless practical joke
  • —A. Conan Doyle
c : meaningless
  • a senseless murder

senselessly

adverb

senselessness

noun

Examples of senseless in a Sentence

  1. Don't be such a senseless idiot!

  2. she collapsed, senseless, after hitting her head

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First Known Use of senseless

circa 1547

senseless Synonyms


SENSELESS Defined for English Language Learners

senseless

adjective

Definition of senseless for English Language Learners

  • : done or happening for no reason

  • —used after beat, knock, etc., to say that someone is hurt badly and becomes unconscious

  • : stupid or foolish


SENSELESS Defined for Kids

senseless

adjective sense·less \ ˈsen-sləs \

Definition of senseless for Students

1 : unconscious 2
  • I was knocked senseless.
2 : stupid 2
  • It seemed senseless to run away without money.
  • —E. L. Konigsburg, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

senselessly

adverb


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