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