[ sens-lis ]
/ ˈsɛns lɪs /


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.

Origin of senseless

First recorded in 1550–60; sense + -less

Related forms

sense·less·ly, adverbsense·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for senseless


/ (ˈsɛnslɪs) /


lacking in sense; foolisha senseless plan
lacking in feeling; unconscious
lacking in perception; stupid

Derived Forms

senselessly, adverbsenselessness, noun
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