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meaningless

[ mee-ning-lis ]
/ ˈmi nɪŋ lɪs /
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adjective

without meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeless; insignificant: a meaningless reply; a meaningless existence.

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Origin of meaningless

First recorded in 1790–1800; meaning + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM meaningless

mean·ing·less·ly, adverbmean·ing·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for meaningless

meaningless
/ (ˈmiːnɪŋlɪs) /

adjective

futile or empty of meaning

Derived forms of meaningless

meaninglessly, adverbmeaninglessness, noun
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