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pointless

point·less

pointless

pronunciation:
poInt lihs
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: useless to pursue; without meaning.
This is a pointless argument.His life seemed pointless.
synonyms:
futile, idle, meaningless, senseless, stupid, unavailing, useless, vain, void
antonyms:
valuable
similar words:
bootless, fruitless, inane, needless, otiose, unprofitable
definition 2: having no tapered end; blunt.
synonyms:
blunt, dull, obtuse
similar words:
rounded, worn
definition 3: in sports, having scored no points.
synonyms:
scoreless
derivations: pointlessly (adv.), pointlessness (n.)
Word Parts
The word pointless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1