without a point: a pointless pen.
blunt, as an instrument.
without force, meaning, or relevance: a pointless remark.
without a point scored, as in a game: a pointless inning.
- point·less·ly, adverb
- point·less·ness, noun
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How to use pointless in a sentence
After all, it’s pointless to pick a product if you can’t monetize it.Five tips to maximize profits as an affiliate marketer | Ricky Wang | February 4, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
We have not had any discussions with the District around mandating vaccines as it would be pointless given that the District would be unable to obtain the supply necessary to vaccinate all staff.Schools Want COVID-19 Vaccines, But Not Necessarily Mandates | Ashly McGlone | January 27, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
“Politically it would be very difficult to pull off — to the point of it being pointless to attempt,” wrote Brian Kalt, Harold Norris faculty scholar at Michigan State University.Why a secret impeachment vote isn’t going to happen | Philip Bump | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Weeks of frigid stillness had an unrelenting quality about them — in memory, at least — and spring seemed so far off in early January that it was pointless to think about it.Climate change has altered the winter season and the gardener’s sense of it | Adrian Higgins | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
In the larger scheme of things, Ruffalo is probably correct that Chris Pratt’s place in the internet Chris discourse is an incredibly pointless thing to care about.How Chris Pratt became the internet’s least favorite Chris | Constance Grady | October 22, 2020 | Vox
“Angry Birds is a small fun game plus a lot of pointless garbage,” Smith tells me.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art | Alec Kubas-Meyer | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sweden explores new frontiers in our misguided, foolish, pointless obsession with rating and censoring entertainment.
The story of Alstory Simon has all the scope and scale, the cruel reversals, and pointless waste of proper tragedy.Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project | Jacob Siegel | November 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And that would be a valid, if pointless, thing for me to do.
The internet was making us realize how pointless it was—or even unwise—to own things.
The whole procedure—taking the cosmic view—was almost pointless, but it would make the botanist happy, at least.Old Friends Are the Best | Jack Sharkey
All the dull months he had spent with Cash and the burros dwarfed into a pointless, irrelevant incident of his life.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
It may appear to be no more than random, pointless conversation.Sense from Thought Divide | Mark Irvin Clifton
The joke was just such a joke as the Duchess would be sure to make,—meaning very little but still not altogether pointless.The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
They were flashed back from many a spear-head, for the pointless lances of the preceding day were certainly no longer such.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 | Ministry of Education
British Dictionary definitions for pointless
without a point
without meaning, relevance, or force
sport without a point scored
- pointlessly, adverb
- pointlessness, noun
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