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purposeless

[pur-puh s-lis] /ˈpɜr pəs lɪs/
adjective
1.
having no purpose or apparent meaning.
2.
having no aim or goal; aimless:
to lead a purposeless existence.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; purpose + -less
Related forms
purposelessly, adverb
purposelessness, noun
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  • Comfort would make us want to extend the option to others who, in society's view, are suffering and leading purposeless lives.
  • Without the perspective of mankind expanding to space, all space science is purposeless.
  • It could be unique or multiple, meaningful or intrinsically purposeless.
  • The condition of fear is in all cases purposeless and its lack of purpose is obvious when it reaches a higher level.
  • But without their master to use them, their existence seems lonely and purposeless.
  • It may be a purposeless process, in which case the emergence of human beings is a fortuitous accident.
  • The study is part of an ongoing project focused on weeding out purposeless procedural traps.
British Dictionary definitions for purposeless

purposeless

/ˈpɜːpəslɪs/
adjective
1.
having no fixed plan or intention
Derived Forms
purposelessly, adverb
purposelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for purposeless
adj.

1550s, from purpose (n.) + -less. Related: Purposelessly; purposelessness.

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