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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, at the same time, it should also be a little bit worried about the hefty trillions of dollars that have been spent in the so-called war against terror in Afghanistan purposelessly.
Spending the borrowed money purposelessly has caused the economy to bear irreparable economic losses.
I say "almost" because--despite my abiding dissatisfaction with Sher's wildly overbusy staging, with its multiple Olympias, its purposelessly up-and-down Antonia set, and (most flagrantly) its omnipresent, devil's-sidekick Nicklausse--this was the best performance it's gotten so far (better, perhaps, than it deserves).
It only takes 4-5 episodes before the plot purposelessly detours and accumulates a great amount of unnecessary details.
Imaam Ibn 'Aqeel, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: "I do not believe it is lawful for me to waste even an hour of my life purposelessly.
Had President Anastasiades said that in Davos rather than saying that Turkish must become a recognised EU language, I'd view him as a man of vision rather than one purposelessly pandering to protocol.
Author Charles Dickens would walk (often at night) the streets of London, purposelessly traversing the streets and parks of the great city.
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.