- having no purpose or apparent meaning.
- having no aim or goal; aimless: to lead a purposeless existence.
Origin of purposeless
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Examples from the Web for purposelessness
His purposelessness and his love for Robert alone kept him where he was.Robert Falconer
He's a quiet soul, who ponders on the purposelessness of nature.The Road to Damascus
He brought out, sharply cut and certain, the immense effect of purposelessness in London that I was already indistinctly feeling.Tono Bungay
H. G. Wells
I demur, therefore, to the inference of "purposelessness" which I gather that Professor Haeckel draws from these organs.Evolution, Old & New
A second cause for our uncertainty lies in the almost universal human habit of purposelessness.Analyzing Character
Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
- having no fixed plan or intention
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Word Origin and History for purposelessness
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