Definition of "pointless" []

  • Lacking meaning; senseless. (adjective)
  • Ineffectual: pointless attempts to rescue the victims of the raging fire. (adjective)
  • Without a point (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Without meaning, relevance, or force (adjective)
  • Without a point scored (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "pointless" in a sentence
  • "Russia's most famous poet, Alexander Pushkin, coined the phrase "pointless and merciless" which is known to almost all Russians in a description of 18th century peasant revolts."
  • "When is the alteration of a landmark for a new use so extensive as to render the designation pointless?"
  • "Russian president Vladimir Putin lashing out at the U.S. for conducting what he calls a pointless war in Iraq."