[point-lis] /ˈpɔɪnt lɪs/
without a point:
"a pointless pen."
blunt, as an instrument.
without force, meaning, or relevance:
"a pointless remark."
without a point scored, as in a game:
"a pointless inning."
1300–50; Middle English point les. See point, -less
Related forms
pointlessly, adverb
pointlessness, noun
3. meaningless, unproductive, futile, ineffectual.
Example Sentences for pointless
Likewise, the metal shop portions of each show seem to be a bit pointless.
It's rather pointless to do a series on nudity, taboo or not, and then have anything blurred.
And in any case this sequel provides the same pleasant, pointless mixture of whimsy and kineticism.
But this film's real trouble lies in its joyless, pointless execution.
It's almost pointless to try to convince people that standardized testing isn't really biased.
Yet they recognize that chemistry is important, whereas they think philosophy is somewhere between tedious and pointless.
It would have been pointless for me to do that before then.
Unless these factors and others are accounted for and adjusted, all pretty pointless.
But realistically, people move on all the time, and it's pointless for the department to take it personally.
If you don't have a good full time job lined up, it's pointless to talk about leaving.
British Dictionary definitions for pointless
pointless (ˈpɔɪntlɪs)
1.  without a point
2.  without meaning, relevance, or force
3.  sport without a point scored

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