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English definition of “pointless”

pointless

adjective uk   /ˈpɔɪnt.ləs/ us  
C1 Something that is pointless has no purpose and it is a waste of time doing it: This is a pointless exercise. It seemed pointless to continue.informal It's pointless arguing with him.Useless and futile
pointlessly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Innocent lives were cruelly and pointlessly wiped out.Useless and futile
pointlessness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
a poem about the pointlessness of lifeUseless and futile
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