Meaning of “pointless” in the English Dictionary

"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)