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mean·ing·less

 (mē′nĭng-lĭs)
adj.
Having no meaning or significance.

mean′ing·less·ly adv.
mean′ing·less·ness n.

meaningless

(ˈmiːnɪŋlɪs)
adj
futile or empty of meaning
ˈmeaninglessly adv
ˈmeaninglessness n

mean•ing•less

(ˈmi nɪŋ lɪs)

adj.
lacking meaning; purposeless.
[1790–1800]
mean′ing•less•ly, adv.
mean′ing•less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meaningless - having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation"
unimportant - not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant"
purposeless - not evidencing any purpose or goal
unimportant, insignificant - devoid of importance, meaning, or force
meaningful - having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause"

meaningless

adjective
1. nonsensical, senseless, inconsequential, inane, insubstantial, wanky (taboo slang) I consider algebra meaningless nonsense.
nonsensical useful, valuable, worthwhile, consequential
2. pointless, empty, useless, hollow, vain, trivial, worthless, futile, trifling, insignificant, aimless, valueless, purposeless, nugatory They seek strong sensations to dull their sense of a meaningless existence.
pointless deep, significant, meaningful, purposeful

meaningless

adjective
Lacking rational direction or purpose:
Translations
بِدون مَعْنى، لا مَعْنى له
nesmyslný
meningsløs
merkingarlaus
nesmiseln

meaningless

[ˈmiːnɪŋlɪs] ADJ (gen) → sin sentido
in this situation it is meaninglessen esta situación no tiene sentido
to write "xybj" is meaninglessescribir "xybj" carece de sentido

meaningless

[ˈmiːnɪŋləs] adj
(= statement, phrase) → dénué(e) de sens
(= without value) [life, gesture] → dénué(e) de sens

meaningless

adj
(semantically) word, symbol etcohne Bedeutung, bedeutungslos
sinnlos; my life is meaninglessmein Leben hat keinen Sinn

meaningless

[ˈmiːnɪŋlɪs] adjsenza senso
your remarks are quite meaningless → i tuoi commenti non vogliono dire niente

mean3

(miːn) past tense, past participle meant (ment) verb
1. to (intend to) express, show or indicate. `Vacation' means `holiday'; What do you mean by (saying/doing) that?
2. to intend. I meant to go to the exhibition but forgot; For whom was that letter meant?; He means (= is determined) to be a rich man some day.
ˈmeaning noun
the sense in which a statement, action, word etc is (intended to be) understood. What is the meaning of this phrase?; What is the meaning of his behaviour?
adjective
(of a look, glance etc) showing a certain feeling or giving a certain message. The teacher gave the boy a meaning look when he arrived late.
ˈmeaningful adjective
(often used loosely) important in some way. a meaningful statement/relationship.
ˈmeaningless adjective
without meaning or reason; of no importance. meaningless chatter.
be meant to
to be required or supposed; to have to. The child is meant to be asleep!
mean well
to have good intentions. He meant well by what he said.
References in classic literature ?
If I am dead and see him becoming a meaningless drab figure like myself, I will come back," she declared.
In the feverish, pulsating life of the young metropolis they often stopped oppressed, giddy, and choking; the roar of the streets and thoroughfares was meaningless to them, except to revive strange memories of the deep, unvarying monotone of the evening wind over their humbler roof on the Sierran hillside.
Jurgis had an unpleasant sensation, a sense of confusion, of disorder, of wild and meaningless uproar.
The story of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a wolf is not a meaningless fable.
In one of them was a woman, in foul rags, who sat on the ground, and would not answer a question or speak a word, but only looked up at us once or twice, through a cobweb of tangled hair, as if to see what casual thing it might be that was disturbing with sound and light the meaningless dull dream that was become her life; after that, she sat bowed, with her dirt-caked fingers idly interlocked in her lap, and gave no further sign.
The Naturalist Tavern" was not a meaningless name; for all the halls and all the rooms were lined with large glass cases which were filled with all sorts of birds and animals, glass-eyed, ably stuffed, and set up in the most natural eloquent and dramatic attitudes.
Such a jangle of meaningless noises had never been heard by human ears.
Externally, the house was still provincial; but internally everything revealed the purveyor of the Directory and the bad taste of the money-changer,--for instance, columns in stucco, glass doors, Greek mouldings, meaningless outlines, all styles conglomerated, magnificence out of place and out of season.
The ceremonies which follow later are but meaningless formalities.
A nameless dread was swathed, like a wet sheet, about the body, and tightened the white skin upon the face of Fettes; a fear that was meaningless, a horror of what could not be, kept mounting to his brain.
I answered his greeting with a meaningless mumble and went on over the bridge.
Up to this point," said Faria, interrupting the thread of his narrative, "this seems to you very meaningless, no doubt, eh?