Definition of 'pointless'
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You can't do that on a bus without being arrested so it seems a bit pointless. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But trying to guess who'll go far at this early stage is largely a pointless exercise. The Sun (2016)Their cheerful group did contrive to make my war seem rather pointless. Whicker's WarWhich means its impact on the air quality is completely pointless. The Sun (2015)What made me do something as stupidly pointless as that? Times, Sunday Times (2008) Utterly pointless comedy sequel that was voted the fifth worst movie of all time. The Sun (2009)The problem is that it all seems a bit pointless. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Worrying about what other people are doing is a pointless exercise. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Another trial seems rather petty and pointless. The Sun (2013)Trying to sell now is stressful and completely pointless. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Most of the others are utterly pointless. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was not so much inevitable as a bit pointless. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This was my first experience of canvassing and it all seemed completely pointless. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was an utterly pointless waste of his life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is just a bit ungainly and a bit pointless. The Sun (2011)And they have given her a completely pointless minder. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This makes the ensuing performance pointless. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It sounds like a pointless exercise. The Sun (2016)It was an utterly pointless race. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The irony is that all this pressure, anxiety and high performance are pointless. Christianity Today (2000)Which is rather pointless as it is mainly fans who'll be watching. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'pointless'
British English: pointless /ˈpɔɪntlɪs/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is pointless has no purpose.
Violence is always pointless.
- American English: pointless
- Arabic: بِلا مَغْزَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: inútil
- Chinese: 无意义的
- Croatian: bespredmetan
- Czech: zbytečný
- Danish: meningsløs
- Dutch: zinloos
- European Spanish: sin sentido absurdo
- Finnish: turha
- French: inutile
- German: zwecklos
- Greek: μάταιος
- Italian: inutile
- Japanese: 無意味な
- Korean: 무의미한
- Norwegian: meningsløs
- Polish: tępy
- European Portuguese: inútil
- Romanian: nepotrivit
- Russian: бессмысленный
- Spanish: sin sentido
- Swedish: meningslös
- Thai: ไร้จุดหมาย
- Turkish: anlamsız
- Ukrainian: недоцільний
- Vietnamese: vô nghĩa
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