purposeless

[ pur-puhs-lis ]
/ ˈpɜr pəs lɪs /
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adjective

having no purpose or apparent meaning.
having no aim or goal; aimless: to lead a purposeless existence.

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Origin of purposeless

First recorded in 1545–55; purpose + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM purposeless

pur·pose·less·ly, adverbpur·pose·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for purposeless

purposeless
/ (ˈpɜːpəslɪs) /

adjective

having no fixed plan or intention

Derived forms of purposeless

purposelessly, adverbpurposelessness, noun
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