without meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeless; insignificant: a meaningless reply; a meaningless existence.
- mean·ing·less·ly, adverb
- mean·ing·less·ness, noun
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How to use meaningless in a sentence
People will tell themselves that getting rid of their pillow is a meaningless protest.MyPillow boycott: How a product can spark an identity crisis | Elizabeth Chang | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
They see results from last year’s 60-game season as almost meaningless.The Nationals, like the rest of us, want to forget about 2020. That might be pretty smart. | Thomas M. Boswell | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
A meaningless stream of letters lit up on the lamp board, ready to be radioed.Hackers thrive on the weak link in cybersecurity: People | Gershom Gorenberg | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
New York Knicks Coach Tom Thibodeau might not bat an eye at playing stars 50 minutes in a meaningless mid-January game, but Nash must exercise a lot more restraint to align himself with modern best practices.With Kyrie Irving back, rookie coach Steve Nash has to figure out how to get his stars aligned | Ben Golliver | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Wendi Thomas showed that being an essential worker is effectively meaningless when nobody cares about your well-being.
If even one of those four people is somebody that didn't actually get the vaccine, the results are meaningless.
By 2014, that advantage still existed but was statistically meaningless: 47 percent Republican, 44 percent Democratic.
However, this has reduced consciousness of risk among young people, making the message of fear meaningless.
Don't hide behind meaningless rhetoric or claim you're ready for action only to back off when the NRA comes knocking.
We are at a dead end in a meaningless war, and we are paying the bill for this fighting every day.Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace | Joshua Hersh | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The thoughts which came to him were startlingly primitive, direct and sometimes meaningless to him.The Man from Time | Frank Belknap Long
The vociferous tones pierce my ears, and my heart bleeds at his meaningless declamation.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
A dozen of these terse but meaningless sayings now dance before our recollection, for who has not heard them, even to loathing?The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
This in English would be meaningless, and was perforce replaced by what seems to be a fair equivalent.Cyrano de Bergerac | Edmond Rostand
This at least is a sensation frequently conveyed by the occurrence of any meaningless affectation.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
British Dictionary definitions for meaningless
futile or empty of meaning
- meaninglessly, adverb
- meaninglessness, noun
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