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point·less

 (point′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking meaning; senseless: a pointless remark; a pointless coincidence.
2. Ineffectual; useless: a pointless effort to prevent discussion of the scandal. See Synonyms at futile.
3. Having an end that is not sharp or tapered; having no point: pointless arrows.
4. Failing to score a point: a pointless first quarter.

point′less·ly adv.
point′less·ness n.

pointless

(ˈpɔɪntlɪs)
adj
1. without a point
2. without meaning, relevance, or force
3. (General Sporting Terms) sport without a point scored
ˈpointlessly adv
ˈpointlessness n

point•less

(ˈpɔɪnt lɪs)

adj.
1. without relevance or force; meaningless; useless.
2. without a point scored, as in a game.
3. blunt, as an instrument.
[1300–50]
point′less•ly, adv.
point′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pointless - not having a point especially a sharp pointpointless - not having a point especially a sharp point; "my pencils are all pointless"
pointed - having a point
2.pointless - serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence"
worthless - lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"

pointless

pointless

adjective
1. Without aim, purpose, or intent:
2. Lacking rational direction or purpose:
Translations
بِلا مَغْزَىلا مَعْنى له، بدون هَدَف، تافِه
bezvýznamnýmarnýzbytečný
formålsløsmeningsløs
turhatylsä
bespredmetan
tilgangslaus
無意味な
무의미한
nesmiseln
meningslös
ไร้จุดหมาย
anlamsızamaçsız
vô nghĩa

pointless

[ˈpɔɪntlɪs] ADJ
1. (= useless) → inútil
it is pointless to complaines inútil quejarse, de nada sirve quejarse
2. (= motiveless) → sin motivo, inmotivado
an apparently pointless crimeen aparencia, un crimen inmotivado
3. (= meaningless) → sin sentido
a pointless existenceuna vida sin sentido, una vida que carece de propósito

pointless

[ˈpɔɪntləs] adj
(= useless) → inutile, vain(e)
It's pointless to argue → Il est inutile de discuter.
(= futile) → dénué(e) de sens
to be pointless → n'avoir aucun sens
Without an audience, the performance is pointless → Sans public, la représentation n'a aucun sens.

pointless

adjsinnlos; it is pointless to goes ist sinnlos zu gehen; it is pointless her going or for her to goes ist sinnlos, dass sie geht; a pointless exerciseeine sinnlose Angelegenheit

pointless

[ˈpɔɪntlɪs] adj (suffering, existence, journey) → inutile, vano/a; (crime) → senza senso, gratuito/a; (remark) → superfluo/a; (story, joke) → senza capocoda
it is pointless to refuse → è inutile rifiutarsi

point

(point) noun
1. the sharp end of anything. the point of a pin; a sword point; at gunpoint (= threatened by a gun).
2. a piece of land that projects into the sea etc. The ship came round Lizard Point.
3. a small round dot or mark (.) a decimal point; five point three six (= 5.36); In punctuation, a point is another name for a full stop.
4. an exact place or spot. When we reached this point of the journey we stopped to rest.
5. an exact moment. Her husband walked in at that point.
6. a place on a scale especially of temperature. the boiling-point of water.
7. a division on a compass eg north, south-west etc.
8. a mark in scoring a competition, game, test etc. He has won by five points to two.
9. a particular matter for consideration or action. The first point we must decide is, where to meet; That's a good point; You've missed the point; That's the whole point; We're wandering away from the point.
10. (a) purpose or advantage. There's no point (in) asking me – I don't know.
11. a personal characteristic or quality. We all have our good points and our bad ones.
12. an electrical socket in a wall etc into which a plug can be put. Is there only one electrical point in this room?
verb
1. to aim in a particular direction. He pointed the gun at her.
2. to call attention to something especially by stretching the index finger in its direction. He pointed (his finger) at the door; He pointed to a sign.
3. to fill worn places in (a stone or brick wall etc) with mortar.
ˈpointed adjective
having a sharp end. a pointed nose; pointed shoes.
ˈpointer noun
1. a long stick used to indicate places on a large map etc.
2. an indicator on a dial. The pointer is on/at zero.
3. a hint; a suggestion. Give me some pointers on how to do it.
ˈpointless adjective
having no meaning or purpose. a pointless journey.
ˈpointlessly adverb
points noun plural
1. a movable section of rails which allow a train to cross over other lines or pass from one line to another. The points had to be changed before the train could continue.
2. the solid tips in the toes of ballet shoes. She can dance on her points.
be on the point of
to be about to (do something). I was on the point of going out when the telephone rang.
come to the point
1. (also get to the point) to reach the most important consideration in a conversation etc. He talked and talked but never came to the point.
2. (only with it as subject) to arrive at the moment when something must be done. He always promises to help, but when it comes to the point he's never there.
make a point of
to be especially careful to (do something). I'll make a point of asking her today.
make one's point
to state one's opinion persuasively.
point out
to indicate or draw attention to. He pointed out his house to her; I pointed out that we needed more money.
point one's toes
to stretch the foot out, shaping the toes into a point, when dancing etc.

pointless

بِلا مَغْزَى zbytečný meningsløs zwecklos μάταιος sin sentido turha inutile bespredmetan inutile 無意味な 무의미한 zinloos meningsløs tępy inútil бессмысленный meningslös ไร้จุดหมาย anlamsız vô nghĩa 无意义的
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She recognized its pointless gentleness always the same no matter what he had to say.
Yet there was much more sense in it than in his compliment to me, which was absolutely pointless.
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