adjective Date: 1557 destitute of, deficient in, or contrary to sense: as a. unconscious <
knocked senseless
b. foolish, stupid <
it was some senseless practical joke — A. Conan Doyle
c. meaningless, purposeless <
a senseless murder
senselessly adverbsenselessness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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