- having no purpose or apparent meaning.
- having no aim or goal; aimless: to lead a purposeless existence.
Origin of purposeless
Related Words for purposelessaimless, desultory, empty, feckless, fustian, good-for-nothing, haphazard, hit-or-miss, indiscriminate, irregular, meaningless, needless, nonsensical, pointless, random, senseless, unnecessary, unplanned, unprofitable, vacuous
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Contemporary Examples of purposeless
I watched another three episodes, thinking it might just be a slow start—but no, the amiable, purposeless loafing continues.Yes, ‘Looking’ Is Boring. It’s the Drama Gays Deserve.
January 24, 2014
Early critics called it 'a strange, inartistic story' with 'purposeless power.'
Early critics called it "a strange, inartistic story" with "purposeless power."
Historical Examples of purposeless
It is possible for action to be at once intentional and purposeless.Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics
William Thomas Thornton
And he thought of his own condition—very hopeless and purposeless as it was.Lord Kilgobbin
To take to the mountains would have been a purposeless folly.In Direst Peril
David Christie Murray
It seems to be a habit of Munich trains to start off in this purposeless way.Diary of a Pilgrimage
Jerome K. Jerome
He went as slowly as we, with an indescribable, purposeless gait.Daisy
- having no fixed plan or intention