- destitute or deprived of sensation; unconscious.
- lacking mental perception, appreciation, or comprehension.
- stupid or foolish, as persons or actions.
- nonsensical or meaningless, as words: This letter is either cryptic or senseless.
Origin of senseless
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1. insensate, insensible. 2. unperceiving, undiscerning. 3. silly, idiotic, inane, witless, asinine.
2. sensitive. 3. intelligent.
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Examples from the Web for senselessness
Ryan had contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion and symbolized the senselessness of the disease.First in the Fight Against AIDS
August 26, 2009
Tell them of the foulness, of the cruelty, of the senselessness of it all.All Roads Lead to Calvary
Jerome K. Jerome
That you may not suffer for your own senselessness, and may not harm others by your folly.Foma Gordyeff
It was this senselessness of feeling that first brought the jarring of the truth to him.Shapes that Haunt the Dusk
To say nothing of the inhumanity, the senselessness of duelling revolts me.The Tragic Comedians, Complete
For it does not admit of sobriety, nor does it induce the senselessness of pure wine.Essays and Miscellanies
- lacking in sense; foolisha senseless plan
- lacking in feeling; unconscious
- lacking in perception; stupid
Word Origin and History for senselessness
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