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pointless

adjective     /ˈpɔɪnt.ləs/
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     /-li/ adverb Innocent lives were cruelly and pointlessly wiped out.Useless and futile pointlessness     /-nəs/ noun [U] a poem about the pointlessness of lifeUseless and futile
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