Definition of pointless in English:



  • Having little or no sense, use, or purpose.

    ‘speculating like this is a pointless exercise’
    with infinitive ‘it's pointless to plan too far ahead’
    • ‘When people began appreciating the wealth of other religions, conflicts in the name of religion seemed utterly pointless.’
    • ‘To be honest, I found the whole film somewhat pointless.’
    • ‘It is a pointless plan and a waste of the taxpayers' money in a time of government cutbacks.’
    • ‘But that would render it pointless, a social inclusion policy rather than an existential explanation.’
    • ‘The world will be so fundamentally different by 2050 that it's pretty pointless to speculate that far out.’
    • ‘However the day was almost marred by pointless and useless vandalism to one of the train carriage windows.’
    • ‘You think I've got time to sit around doing something utterly futile and pointless?’
    • ‘It's a pointless exercise in negativity by both the Labor Party and the Democrats.’
    • ‘The Government renders this part completely pointless by making the employer pay for the medical certificate.’
    • ‘The models are detailed, but uninteresting lines, flat colors, and predictable pans render them pointless.’
    • ‘Whichever way you cut it, it's still too often a pointless exercise for anyone writing for the consumer press.’
    • ‘Personally, I think that makes it fairly pointless to theorise about the exact nature of consciousness.’
    • ‘All right, that was a totally pointless conversation.’
    • ‘However, I find it almost pointless to search for an exact idea to copy.’
    • ‘It beggars belief how anyone with any sense could buy this pointless drivel.’
    • ‘After much seemingly pointless bishop maneuvering, a draw was agreed in 61 moves.’
    • ‘However, there is no symbol for medium range and the infrequent appearance of the icons make them somewhat pointless.’
    • ‘And even as pointless chatter filled my ears, I couldn't get the freshman girl out of my head.’
    • ‘I think it is a ridiculous and pointless stunt that isn't even newsworthy.’
    • ‘Yes, they seem pointless and stupid, but so do many of the things that are done in school.’
    senseless, futile, hopeless, fruitless, useless, needless, wasted, in vain, unavailing, aimless, idle, to no purpose, purposeless, worthless, valueless, unproductive, unprofitable
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