meaningless

[ mee-ning-lis ]
/ ˈmi nɪŋ lɪs /

adjective

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

Origin of meaningless

First recorded in 1790–1800; meaning + -less
Related formsmean·ing·less·ly, adverbmean·ing·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for meaninglessness

meaningless

/ (ˈmiːnɪŋlɪs) /

adjective

futile or empty of meaning
Derived Formsmeaninglessly, adverbmeaninglessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for meaninglessness

meaningless


adj.

1730, from meaning + -less. Related: Meaninglessly; meaninglessness.

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