senselessness


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sense·less

 (sĕns′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking sense or meaning; meaningless.
2. Deficient in sense; foolish or stupid.
3. Informal Unconscious, usually as a result of physical trauma.

sense′less·ly adv.
sense′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.senselessness - total lack of meaning or ideassenselessness - 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"

senselessness

noun
Translations
حَماقَه، فُقْدان الوَعْي
bezvědomínesmyslnost
bevidstløshedsanseløshed
meîvitundarleysi
nezmyselnosť
baygınlıkduygusuzluk

senselessness

[ˈsenslɪsnɪs] Nfalta f de sentido

senselessness

n (= stupidity)Unvernunft f, → Unsinnigkeit f; (= futility)Sinnlosigkeit f

senselessness

[ˈsɛnslɪsnɪs] n (of person) → mancanza di buon senso; (of action, idea) → insensatezza, assurdità

sense

(sens) noun
1. one of the five powers (hearing, taste, sight, smell, touch) by which a person or animal feels or notices.
2. a feeling. He has an exaggerated sense of his own importance.
3. an awareness of (something). a well-developed musical sense; She has no sense of humour.
4. good judgement. You can rely on him – he has plenty of sense.
5. a meaning (of a word).
6. something which is meaningful. Can you make sense of her letter?
verb
to feel, become aware of, or realize. He sensed that she disapproved.
ˈsenseless adjective
1. stunned or unconscious. The blow knocked him senseless.
2. foolish. What a senseless thing to do!
ˈsenselessly adverb
ˈsenselessness noun
ˈsenses noun plural
(usually with my, ~his, ~her etc) a person's normal, sane state of mind. He must have taken leave of his senses; When he came to his senses, he was lying in a hospital bed.
sixth sense
an ability to feel or realize something apparently not by means of any of the five senses. He couldn't hear or see anyone, but a sixth sense told him that he was being followed.
References in classic literature ?
But even then, at moments of weakness as he had accounted them, his mind had penetrated to those distances and he had there seen the same pettiness, worldliness, and senselessness.
On a perfect day, when the sky seemed blue porcelain, and the waves of the discreet little bay beat gentlest of tattoos upon the sand, Margaret hurried up through the rhododendrons, confronted again by the senselessness of Death.
The attack must have all the shocking senselessness of gratuitous blasphemy.
Detective Inspector Ron Scott said: "I've been in contact with the company's director and he is appalled with the senselessness of the attack.
The sheer senselessness of this case outraged people from Millburn to Newark,'' Murray said, referring to towns in Essex County, whose borders encompass crime-plagued Newark to the east as well as Millburn, Short Hills and other affluent suburbs to the west.
Following Toye's guilty plea to a charge of riotous behaviour, defence barrister Michael Boyd told Belfast Magistrates' Court it was a brief act of senselessness.
This is surely total senselessness with no redeeming sensefulness.
I cannot begin to covey my sense of loss over the senselessness of such an incomprehensible and heinous act.
In one of these takeover-style robberies in the Devonshire Division, the robbery had already been committed and for just senselessness, apparently for no other motive, they just shot and killed the proprietor of the restaurant.
Attacks like this leave physical and mental scars and are a harsh reminder of the senselessness of criminals.
Which is to say thrown in a cell for a few months to dry out while reflecting on the utter senselessness of his despicable behaviour.
The senselessness of it is all the more infuriating because when the arsonists are caught they rarely have a coherent explanation for what they have done.