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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.senselessly - in a meaningless and purposeless manner; "these innocent bystanders were senselessly killed"
2.senselessly - in an unreasonably senseless manner; "these temples were mindlessly destroyed by the Red Guards"
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Translations
بدون شُعور، بِفُقْدان للوَعْي
nesmyslně
bevidstløst
heimskulega, merkingarlaust
nezmyselne
aptalcaduygusuzca

senselessly

[ˈsenslɪslɪ] ADVsin sentido
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

senselessly

adv (= pointlessly)sinnlos; a senselessly cruel actein sinnloser Akt der Gewalt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

senselessly

[ˈsɛnslɪslɪ] advin modo insensato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
It now seemed clear to him that all his experience of life must be senselessly wasted unless he applied it to some kind of work and again played an active part in life.
He killed for food most often, but, being a man, he sometimes killed for pleasure, a thing which no other animal does; for it has remained for man alone among all creatures to kill senselessly and wantonly for the mere pleasure of inflicting suffering and death.
As soon as the room was lighted up, Liza sprang up, sat up in bed, and with a contorted face, with a half insane smile, looked at me almost senselessly. I sat down beside her and took her hands; she came to herself, made an impulsive movement towards me, would have caught hold of me, but did not dare, and slowly bowed her head before me.
"I do not care," I replied, "seeing that I no longer belong to his household" (of set purpose I was trying to talk as senselessly as possible).
"This heartbreaking turn of events should serve as a reminder to parents to lock up their weapons and keep them out of reach from their children," State's Attorney Robert Berlin in a prepared statement that also offered his condolences to the family and friends of the teen who "senselessly lost his life."
Governments must take greater action to prevent wild animals from being senselessly targeted for entertainment, or these iconic species will disappear within our lifetime.
Let's never forget that 14 British civilians were shot and killed by British soldiers on British soil and let's also never forget that support for the IRA rose dramatically after the events mentioned above in which 3,532 people were senselessly massacred on both sides of the Irish Sea since that fateful day of January 30th 1972.
"Through WASUP, what litter has been senselessly thrown away is being picked up through regular community and school litter picks and canal cleans.
Believing in one's culture isn't about talking senselessly."
As for the rhinos, they die horribly and senselessly. Poachers kill 1,000 African rhinos a year, hacking off their horns with machetes and leaving the animal to bleed to death, to cash in on the lucrative trade in horns in Asia.
Had the Act been implemented properly, perhaps innocent brave lives like Afzal would not have been senselessly lost.