senseless

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adjective sense·less \ˈsen(t)s-ləs\

Definition of senseless

  1. :  destitute of, deficient in, or contrary to sense: such asa :  unconscious knocked senselessb :  foolish, stupid it was some senseless practical joke — A. Conan Doylec :  meaningless a senseless murder

senselessly

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senselessness

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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

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SENSELESS Defined for English Language Learners

senseless

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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

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adjective sense·less \ˈsen-sləs\

Definition of senseless for Students

  1. 1 :  unconscious 2 I was knocked senseless.

  2. 2 :  stupid 2 It seemed senseless to run away without money. — E. L. Konigsburg, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

senselessly

adverb


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