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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 ?
I shall go on in the same way, losing my temper with Ivan the coachman, falling into angry discussions, expressing my opinions tactlessly; there will be still the same wall between the holy of holies of my soul and other people, even my wife; I shall still go on scolding her for my own terror, and being remorseful for it; I shall still be as unable to understand with my reason why I pray, and I shall still go on praying; but my life now, my whole life apart from anything that can happen to me, every minute of it is no more meaningless, as it was before, but it has the positive meaning of goodness, which I have the power to put into it.
they talk of the blessedness of labour, and it is a meaningless phrase, but to me it has the most intense significance.
It was real snow that lashed his face and covered him and chilled his right hand from which he had lost the glove, and this was a real desert in which he was now left alone like that wormwood, awaiting an inevitable, speedy, and meaningless death.
Much that we know and could impart in our speech is meaningless in yours.
He heard words spoken that were meaningless to him, and other words that he had seen only in books and that no man or woman he had known was of large enough mental caliber to pronounce.
For this decline political confusion is the chief cause; first, in the renewal of the Hundred Years' War, with its sordid effort to deprive another nation of its liberty, and then in the brutal and meaningless War of the Roses, a mere cut-throat civil butchery of rival factions with no real principle at stake.
I answered his greeting with a meaningless mumble and went on over the bridge.
The answer is meaningless unless you discover it for yourself.
The boats, and trains, and cows and horses were quite meaningless to him, but not quite so baffling as the odd little figures which appeared beneath and between the colored pictures--some strange kind of bug he thought they might be, for many of them had legs though nowhere could he find one with eyes and a mouth.
They listened to the French sentences which to them were meaningless, with an air of understanding but not wishing to appear to do so.
The scowl which occasionally showed itself on his square brow was not a meaningless accident.
Sometimes the band took measured steps in unison to one side or the other, or backward and again forward--it all seemed very silly and meaningless to me, but at the end of the first piece the Mahars upon the rocks showed the first indications of enthusiasm that I had seen displayed by the dominant race of Pellucidar.