pointlessness


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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:
Noun1.pointlessness - total lack of meaning or ideaspointlessness - total lack of meaning or ideas  
meaninglessness - the quality of having no value or significance; "he resented the meaninglessness of the tasks they assigned him"
Translations

pointlessness

[ˈpɔɪntlɪsnɪs] Nfalta f de sentido, inutilidad f
the pointlessness of warla insensatez de la guerra

pointlessness

[ˈpɔɪntləsnɪs] n (= futility) → absurdité fpoint man n (= spokesman) → porte-parole m invpoint of order n (in debate)point m de procédure
to raise a point of order → soulever un point de procédurepoint of reference npoint m de référencepoint of sale
npoint m de vente
modif [advertising] → sur le lieu de ventepoint of view n
(= viewpoint) → point m de vue
Try to look at this from my point of view → Essayez de voir cela de mon point de vue.
It depends on your point of view → Cela dépend de votre point de vue.
from a practical point of view → d'un point de vue pratique
from the point of view of ... (= as regards) → du point de vue de ...points failure npanne f d'aiguillagepoints system nsystème m par pointspoint-to-point [ˌpɔɪnttəˈpɔɪnt] n steeple-chase champêtre réservé à des cavaliers amateurs

pointlessness

pointlessness

[ˈpɔɪntlɪsnɪs] n (gen) → inutilità, futilità; (of crime) → gratuità
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