purposeless

[ pur-puh s-lis ]
/ ˈpɜr pəs lɪs /

adjective

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

Origin of purposeless

First recorded in 1545–55; purpose + -less
Related formspur·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 Formspurposelessly, adverbpurposelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for purposeless

purposeless


adj.

1550s, from purpose (n.) + -less. Related: Purposelessly; purposelessness.

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