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Meaning of pointless by Wiktionary Dictionary

pointless


    Etymology

    point + -less

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: pointʹləs, IPA: /ˈpɔɪntləs/, X-SAMPA: /"pOIntl@s/

    Adjective

    pointless ( comparative more pointless, superlative most pointless )

    1. Having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end .
      a pointless sword
      a pointless knife
    2. Having no prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc .
      a pointless remark
      The sequel to the film was even more pointless than the original
    3. Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim .
      Since the decision has already been made, further discussion seems pointless .
    4. ( mathematics ) Without points .
      a pointless topology

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    External links

    • pointless in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • pointless in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911


Explanation of pointless by Wordnet Dictionary

pointless


    Adjective
    1. not having a point especially a sharp point

    2. my pencils are all pointless
    3. serving no useful purpose

    4. a pointless remark


    Definition of pointless by GCIDE Dictionary

    pointless


    1. Pointless, a. Having no point; blunt; wanting keenness; obtuse; as, “a pointless sword; a pointless remark.”

      Syn. -- Blunt; obtuse, dull; stupid.