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. Now, however, he had learned to see the great, eternal, and infinite in everything, and therefore- to see it and enjoy its contemplation- he naturally threw away the telescope through which he had till now gazed over men's heads, and gladly regarded the ever-changing, eternally great, unfathomable, and infinite life around him.
Mercy on us, the senselessness in the world!" he cried suddenly.
The attack must have all the shocking senselessness of gratuitous blasphemy.
Open their bleared lids and look on your own accursed senselessness! It does good to no woman to be flattered by her superior, who cannot possibly intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.
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.
But you let loose bullets out of senselessness. Truly, you are beyond evil.
''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.
As if to highlight the senselessness of some of the looting, Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras recalled spotting a man carrying a McDonald's "drive-thru" sign.
Zafar Iqbal Jhagra speaking on the occasion termed Mastung and Akhtarabad incidents as anti human and said party would play its role to expose suppression of Hazara people and senselessness of the government.
I never knew him but I am mourning as deeply as anyone can for the complete senselessness of it all - his life cut short on his own home turf and his son will never know his father.
This is surely total senselessness with no redeeming sensefulness.
At the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday, Lord Hodge told Drysdale: "You're aware of the senselessness of the death you caused and the pain it's caused."