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"pointless" in British English

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pointlessadjective

uk   /ˈpɔɪnt.ləs/ us   /ˈpɔɪnt.ləs/
pointlessly
adverb uk   /ˈpɔɪnt.ləs.li/ us   /ˈpɔɪnt.ləs.li/
Innocent lives were cruelly and pointlessly wiped out.
pointlessness
noun [U] uk   /ˈpɔɪnt.ləs.nəs/ us   /ˈpɔɪnt.ləs.nəs/
a poem about the pointlessness of life
(Definition of pointless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pointless" in American English

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pointlessadjective

us   /ˈpɔɪnt·ləs/
having no useful purpose: a pointless argument The trip seemed pointless.
(Definition of pointless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pointless”
in Arabic بِلا فائدة…
in Korean 무의미한…
in Portuguese inútil, sem sentido…
in Catalan inútil, sense sentit…
in Japanese 無意味な, 無駄な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无意义的,空洞的…
in Turkish amaçsız, faydasız, beyhude…
in Russian бессмысленный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無意義的,空洞的…
in Italian inutile, vano…
in Polish bezsensowny, bezcelowy…
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