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English definition of “meaningless”

meaningless

adjective (WITHOUT EXPRESSING)   /ˈmi·nɪŋ·lɪs/
without representing or expressing anything; without referring to someone or something: The leaflet was full of meaningless information.
(Definition of meaningless adjective (WITHOUT EXPRESSING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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