Purposeless

  • 1 Purposeless — Pur pose*less, a. Having no purpose or result; objectless. Bp. Hall. {Pur pose*less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 purposeless — index arbitrary and capricious, casual, expendable, nugatory, random, unavailing, unintentional, unwitting …

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  • 3 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,… …

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  • 4 purposeless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done with or having no purpose. DERIVATIVES purposelessly adverb purposelessness noun …

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  • 5 purposeless — [pʉr′pəs ləs] adj. not purposeful; aimless purposelessly adv. purposelessness n …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 purposeless — purposelessly, adv. purposelessness, n. /perr peuhs lis/, adj. 1. having no purpose or apparent meaning. 2. having no aim or goal; aimless: to lead a purposeless existence. [1545 55; PURPOSE + LESS] * * * …

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  • 8 purposeless — pur|pose|less [ˈpə:pəsləs US ˈpə:r ] adj not having a clear aim or purpose ▪ hours of purposeless activity >purposelessly adv >purposelessness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 purposeless — pur|pose|less [ pɜrpəsləs ] adjective lacking a useful purpose: the purposeless lives of the very rich …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 purposeless — adjective not having a clear aim or purpose: a purposeless existence on the streets of London purposelessly adverb purposelessness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 purposeless — UK [ˈpɜː(r)pəsləs] / US [ˈpɜrpəsləs] adjective lacking a useful purpose the purposeless lives of the very rich …

    English dictionary

  • 12 purposeless — pur•pose•less [[t]ˈpɜr pəs lɪs[/t]] adj. 1) cvb having no purpose or apparent meaning 2) having no aim or goal; aimless: a purposeless existence[/ex] • Etymology: 1545–55 pur′pose•less•ly, adv. pur′pose•less•ness, n …

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  • 13 purposeless — adjective Date: circa 1552 having no purpose ; aimless, meaningless • purposelessly adverb • purposelessness noun …

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  • 14 purposeless — adjective Without purpose …

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  • 15 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

  • 16 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 …

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  • 17 purposeless — pur·pose·less || pÉœrpÉ™slɪs / pɜː adj. lacking a goal, aimless; meaningless, lacking significance …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 purposeless — a. Aimless …

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  • 19 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 …

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  • 20 purposeless — pur·pose·less …

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