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meaningless

[mee-ning-lis] /ˈmi nɪŋ lɪs/
adjective
1.
without meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeless; insignificant:
a meaningless reply; a meaningless existence.
Origin of meaningless
1790-1800
1790-1800; meaning + -less
Related forms
meaninglessly, adverb
meaninglessness, noun
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meaningless

/ˈmiːnɪŋlɪs/
adjective
1.
futile or empty of meaning
Derived Forms
meaninglessly, adverb
meaninglessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for meaningless
adj.

1730, from meaning + -less. Related: Meaninglessly; meaninglessness.

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