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unmeaning

[uhn-mee-ning]
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adjective
  1. not meaning anything; devoid of intelligence, sense, or significance, as words or actions; pointless; empty.
  2. expressionless, vacant, or unintelligent, as the face; insipid.

Origin of unmeaning

First recorded in 1695–1705; un-1 + meaning
Related formsun·mean·ing·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unmeaning

Historical Examples

  • The daughter looked at me again, and sickened me with her unmeaning laughter.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327

    Various

  • Dick's answer came in the like unmeaning tones, and as wearily.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • But to us the distinction is unmeaning, and belongs to a stage of philosophy which has passed away.

  • They did not see that they had a word only, and in one sense the most unmeaning of words.

    Timaeus

    Plato

  • Are my wife and my children slaves of an unmeaning chance—and yet can smile and laugh?

    The Great Hunger

    Johan Bojer


British Dictionary definitions for unmeaning

unmeaning

adjective
  1. having no meaning
  2. showing no intelligence; vacantan unmeaning face
Derived Formsunmeaningly, adverbunmeaningness, noun
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