unmeaning

un·mean·ing

 (ŭn-mē′nĭng)
adj.
1. Devoid of meaning or sense; meaningless: gave a vapid and unmeaning response to a difficult query.
2. Lacking intelligence or liveliness of expression; vacant: an unmeaning face.

un·mean′ing·ly adv.

unmeaning

(ʌnˈmiːnɪŋ)
adj
1. having no meaning
2. showing no intelligence; vacant: an unmeaning face.
unˈmeaningly adv
unˈmeaningness n

un•mean•ing

(ʌnˈmi nɪŋ)

adj.
1. not meaning anything; devoid of sense or significance, as words or actions; empty.
2. expressionless or unintelligent, as the face.
[1695–1705]
un•mean′ing•ly, adv.
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The forms in the background looked like unearthly beings, gliding before the eye, and cleaving the air with frantic and unmeaning gestures; while the savage passions of such as passed the flames were rendered fearfully distinct by the gleams that shot athwart their inflamed visages.
He flopped the reins about as we started, and of course gave me several unmeaning cuts with the whip, though I was fairly off.
True, there was another life,--a life which, once believed in, stands as a solemn, significant figure before the otherwise unmeaning ciphers of time, changing them to orders of mysterious, untold value.
This they would sing, as a chorus, to words which to many would seem unmeaning jargon, but which, nevertheless, were full of meaning to themselves.
uf; the buoyant spirits and bold bearing of De Bracy; the sagacity, martial experience, and renowned valour of Brian de Bois-Guilbert, were important to the success of their conspiracy; and, while cursing in secret their unnecessary and unmeaning absence, neither John nor his adviser dared to proceed without them.
They ought not to have wandered into inflammatory declamations and unmeaning cavils about the extent of the powers.
It was all very indistinct: the heavy smell, the big unmeaning shapes, the obscene figures lurking in the shadows, and only waiting for the darkness to come at me again
They were not simple, vulgar, unmeaning ornaments, such as the uncultivated seize upon with avidity on account of their florid appearance, but well devised drawings, that were replete with taste and thought, and afforded some apology for the otherwise senseless luxury contemplated, by aiding in refining the imagination, and cultivating the intellect.
I will not attempt to add by one word of reproach to the retribution that is now falling on you: any other words that I could write at this moment must be weak and unmeaning by the side of those in which I must tell you the simple fact.
My eyes followed its outward or upward whirls with the eagerness of the most unmeaning despair; they closed themselves spasmodically at the descent, although death would have been a relief, oh
The outlines of his face were grave and dignified, though his vacant eye, which opened and turned slowly to the faces of those around him in unmeaning looks, too surely’ announced that the period had arrived when age brings the mental imbecility of childhood.
Beware my Laura (she would often say) Beware of the insipid Vanities and idle Dissipations of the Metropolis of England; Beware of the unmeaning Luxuries of Bath and of the stinking fish of Southampton.