[ pur-puhs-lis ]
/ ˈpɜr pəs lɪs /
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having no purpose or apparent meaning.
having no aim or goal; aimless: to lead a purposeless existence.
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OTHER WORDS FROM purposelesspur·pose·less·ly, adverbpur·pose·less·ness, noun
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How to use purposeless in a sentence
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
This is a deed which in its horror and wicked purposelessness stuns the world and cries to heaven for vengeance.A Noble Woman|Ernest Protheroe
Cally gave him a look full of young reproach, rose with nervous purposelessness, and went over to the empty hearthside.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
From sheer purposelessness he wandered back again into the hall, and here came his first gleam of returning sensation.The Evil Shepherd|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Until man, defeated by purposelessness, sank back in apathy, lost the very willingness to live—and so died?Eight Keys to Eden|Mark Irvin Clifton
British Dictionary definitions for purposeless
/ (ˈpɜːpəslɪs) /
having no fixed plan or intention
Derived forms of purposelesspurposelessly, adverbpurposelessness, noun
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