Definition of Pointless

1. Adjective. Not having a point especially a sharp point. "My pencils are all pointless"

Exact synonyms: Unpointed
Similar to: Blunt
Antonyms: Pointed
Derivative terms: Unpointedness



2. Adjective. Serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being. "Senseless violence"

Definition of Pointless

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

Definition of Pointless

1. Adjective. Having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end. ¹

2. Adjective. Having no prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc. ¹

3. Adjective. Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim. ¹

4. Adjective. (mathematics) Without points. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pointless

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pointless

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pointillistic
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pointillés
pointiness
pointing
pointing-trowel
pointing-trowels
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pointing the bone
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pointings
pointless (current term)
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Literary usage of Pointless

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1. The Clouded Lens: Persian Gulf Security and U.S. Policy by James H. Noyes (1982)
"QUESTION: Sophisticated Weapons in the Gulf Increase the Risk of War and Are Militarily pointless Underlying much of the criticism of US Gulf security ..."

2. The Canadian War of 1812 by Charles Prestwood Lucas (1906)
"At first sight the judgment which it seems right to pass upon the war is that it was a pointless, fruitless, mischievous and inglorious episode in the ..."

3. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1901)
"... bracts of -the involucre subulate, those of the receptacle circular in outline, smooth; pappus of disk-achenes of 9 to 11 linear pointless, soft, hairy; ..."

4. Learning to Earn: A Plea and a Plan for Vocational Education by John Augustus Lapp, Carl Henry Mote (1915)
"... result—Our wasteful and bad government—People fail in the simplest duties—Individual efficiency means social efficiency— When education is pointless, ..."

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