pointless Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “pointless” in the English Dictionary

"pointless" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of pointless?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“pointless” in British English

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More