unmeaning

[ uhn-mee-ning ]
/ ʌnˈmi nɪŋ /

adjective

not meaning anything; devoid of intelligence, sense, or significance, as words or actions; pointless; empty.
expressionless, vacant, or unintelligent, as the face; insipid.

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Origin of unmeaning

First recorded in 1695–1705; un-1 + meaning

OTHER WORDS FROM unmeaning

un·mean·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unmeaning

unmeaning
/ (ʌnˈmiːnɪŋ) /

adjective

having no meaning
showing no intelligence; vacantan unmeaning face

Derived forms of unmeaning

unmeaningly, adverbunmeaningness, noun
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