- without a point: a pointless pen.
- blunt, as an instrument.
- without force, meaning, or relevance: a pointless remark.
- without a point scored, as in a game: a pointless inning.
Origin of pointless
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3. meaningless, unproductive, futile, ineffectual.
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Examples from the Web for pointless
“Angry Birds is a small fun game plus a lot of pointless garbage,” Smith tells me.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art
January 2, 2015
Sweden explores new frontiers in our misguided, foolish, pointless obsession with rating and censoring entertainment.The Insane Swedish Plan to Rate Games for Sexism
November 20, 2014
The story of Alstory Simon has all the scope and scale, the cruel reversals, and pointless waste of proper tragedy.Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project
November 13, 2014
And that would be a valid, if pointless, thing for me to do.Untruth and Consequences in Ferguson
October 25, 2014
The internet was making us realize how pointless it was—or even unwise—to own things.How Young People Are Destroying Liberty
October 11, 2014
It touched it with its hand, and it fell harmless and pointless to the ground.Imogen
"I've made my decision," he said, remembering that anger now was pointless.The Most Sentimental Man
Evelyn E. Smith
She recognised its pointless gentleness always the same no matter what he had to say.
She recognized its pointless gentleness always the same no matter what he had to say.
But to turn the platform on its side and let the wind spin the propellers was pointless.Wind
Charles Louis Fontenay
- without a point
- without meaning, relevance, or force
- sport without a point scored
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Word Origin and History for pointless
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