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senseless

[ sens-lis ]
/ ˈsɛns lɪs /
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adjective

destitute or deprived of sensation; unconscious.
lacking mental perception, appreciation, or comprehension.
stupid or foolish, as persons or actions.
nonsensical or meaningless, as words: This letter is either cryptic or senseless.

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sense organ, sense perception, sense stress, senseful, sensei, senseless, senselessly, senses, sensi, sensibilia, sensibility

Origin of senseless

First recorded in 1550–60; sense + -less
SYNONYMS FOR senseless
Related formssense·less·ly, adverbsense·less·ness, noun
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senseless

/ (ˈsɛnslɪs) /

adjective

lacking in sense; foolisha senseless plan
lacking in feeling; unconscious
lacking in perception; stupid
Derived Formssenselessly, adverbsenselessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for senseless

senseless


adj.

1550s, "without sensation," from sense (n.) + -less. Of actions, etc., "devoid of purpose, proceeding from lack of intelligence," it is attested from 1570s. Related: Senselessly; senselessness.

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