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Lacking a purpose; meaningless or aimless.

pur′pose·less·ly adv.
pur′pose·less·ness n.
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Adv.1.purposelessly - without a clear purpose; "let's not purposelessly dispense the aid"
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However when technology is used purposelessly as a default it doesn't just squeeze out sophisticated interpersonal interactions, it changes the nature of what's left.
Sholim loves to open people's skulls to reveal contraptions as complicated as any Rube Goldberg cartoon, but while the typical Goldberg machine is a ridiculously elaborate means to accomplish a simple goal, Sholim's creations spin purposelessly forever.
He further remarked " billion of rupees are being distributed among the people purposelessly but the commodities at lower rate are not available to poor masses.
n Preserve your time: You must stay away from anything that wastes time or leads to it, such as talking on the phone purposelessly, frequent visits, going out of the house too much, or watching TV for long periods.
In his terrifying 1942 novel The Stranger (or perhaps The Alien), the young atheist Meursault purposelessly kills an Arab youth on a beach in the glare of a flat, oppressive sun, the image of a dead god.
This has not only helped us to minimise the impact on our environment, but has improved the quality and appearance of our landscape, and reduced the cost of unnecessary chemical applied purposelessly.