pointless purposeless
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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  • purposeless — [adj] useless, insignificant aimless, designless, desultory, drifting, empty, feckless, floundering, fustian, goalless, good for nothing*, haphazard, hit or miss*, indiscriminate, irregular, meaningless, motiveless, needless, nonsensical,… …   New thesaurus

  • pointless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. meaningless, purposeless. See unmeaningness. Ant., meaningful. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Dull] Syn. uninteresting, prosaic, not pertinent; see irrelevant , trivial , unnecessary . 2. [Blunt] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • purposeless — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)pəsləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If an action is purposeless, it does not seem to have a sensible purpose. Time may also be wasted in purposeless meetings... Surely my existence cannot be so purposeless? Syn: senseless, pointless …   English dictionary

  • pointless — adjective /ˈpɔɪntləs/ a) Having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end. a pointless sword b) Having no prominent or important feature, as of an argument …   Wiktionary

  • purposeless — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Without aim, purpose, or intent: aimless, desultory, pointless. See PURPOSE. 2. Lacking rational direction or purpose: meaningless, mindless, pointless, senseless. Idiom: without rhyme or reason. See PURPOSE …   English dictionary for students

  • pointless — Synonyms and related words: abrupt, absurd, aimless, arid, asinine, barren, blah, blank, bloodless, bluff, blunt, blunt edged, blunt ended, blunt pointed, blunted, bluntish, bootless, characterless, cold, colorless, dead, dismal, draggy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • purposeless — Synonyms and related words: aimless, bootless, casual, causeless, designless, desultory, discursive, disorganized, driftless, dysteleological, empty, feckless, fustian, garbled, good for nothing, haphazard, hit or miss, importless, impotent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pointless — adj 1. blunt, dull, unsharp, unsharp ened; unedged, edgeless, rounded, worn down, obtuse, unpointed, Naut. bluff. 2. meaningless, purposeless, hollow, empty, vain; inane, worthless, senseless, without rhyme or reason; unreasonable, irrational,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • purposeless — adj 1. objectless, aimless, goalless, visionless, near sighted, myopic, living for the present; targetless, without destination, wandering, rambling, lost; pointless, idealess, discursive, vacuous, empty. 2. impractical, unrealistic, nonpragmatic …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • aimless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. random, undirected, chance; driftless, idle; wanton. See disorder. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. purposeless, pointless, erratic, unavailing, thoughtless, careless, heedless, rambling, wandering,… …   English dictionary for students

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