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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pointlessly - in a pointless manner; "he spent his life in pointlessly tiresome drudgery"
Translations
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pointlessly

[ˈpɔɪntlɪslɪ] ADV (= vainly) → inútilmente; (= without motive) → sin motivo

pointlessly

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pointlessly

[ˈpɔɪntlɪslɪ] adv (suffer, live, remark) → inutilmente, senza scopo; (destroy, kill) → inutilmente, senza motivo

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.
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