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pointless

[ point-lis ]
/ ˈpɔɪnt lɪs /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of pointless

First recorded in 1300–50, pointless is from Middle English point les. See point, -less

OTHER WORDS FROM pointless

point·less·ly, adverbpoint·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pointless

pointless
/ (ˈpɔɪntlɪs) /

adjective

without a point
without meaning, relevance, or force
sport without a point scored

Derived forms of pointless

pointlessly, adverbpointlessness, noun
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