meaningless
meaningless meaningless adj. having no meaning; of no value; as, a meaningless endeavor; a meaningless life; a meaningless explanation. Opposite of {meaningful}. [Narrower terms: {insignificant ; {mindless, unmeaning ; {nonsense(prenominal), nonsensical ; {pointless, purposeless ] Also See: {insignificant}, {unimportant}, {purposeless}, {unimportant}. [WordNet 1.5]

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