- without meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeless; insignificant: a meaningless reply; a meaningless existence.
Origin of meaningless
Related Words for meaninglessnessemptiness, ineffectiveness, uselessness, idleness, hollowness, vanity, senselessness, frivolousness, ineffectuality, meaninglessness, vainness
Examples from the Web for meaninglessness
Contemporary Examples of meaninglessness
We scream at how senseless the violence seems, how meaninglessness the tragedy.Money and Guns: How We Escape Our Existential Dread
April 18, 2014
Historical Examples of meaninglessness
Leilah heard what to her was the meaninglessness of technical terms.The Monster
Bojo attempted to burst in on the stream of meaninglessness and repeated phrases.Making Money
It was distress of soul which made her wince now and then; it was wrung by the emptiness and meaninglessness of her existence.Ditte: Girl Alive!
Martin Andersen Nexo
It was the meaninglessness that seemed to leap out upon me wherever I turned my eyes.The Blue Germ
This trick of repetition reaches the climax of meaninglessness in "The Ways of the Hour."James Fenimore Cooper
Thomas R. Lounsbury
- futile or empty of meaning