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Synonyms for pointless
ˈpɔɪnt lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pointless, unpointed(adj)

    not having a point especially a sharp point

    "my pencils are all pointless"

    Synonyms:
    purposeless, otiose, wasted, unpointed, senseless, superfluous

    Antonyms:
    acute, acanthous, peaked, fusiform, spindle-shaped, pointed, pyramidic, pyramidal, sharp, acuate, spikelike, needlelike, spinous, valuable, six-pointed, acanthoid, nibbed, cigar-shaped, spiked, pyramidical, barreled, sharpened, bristle-pointed, five-pointed, barrelled

  2. otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted(adj)

    serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

    "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence"

    Synonyms:
    spare, gaunt, work-shy, supernumerary, diminished, unpointed, lazy, slothful, emaciated, pinched, surplus, cadaverous, superfluous, faineant, ineffectual, futile, mindless, witless, supererogatory, excess, redundant, nitwitted, wasted, insensible, haggard, senseless, purposeless, unavailing, reasonless, skeletal, atrophied, soft-witted, indolent, otiose, extra, bony, squandered

    Antonyms:
    spindle-shaped, pointed, bristle-pointed, six-pointed, spikelike, spinous, sharp, acanthous, spiked, acanthoid, barrelled, peaked, acute, needlelike, valuable, barreled, fusiform, cigar-shaped, five-pointed, nibbed, pyramidal, sharpened, pyramidic, pyramidical, acuate

Wiktionary

  1. pointless(adjective)

    Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim.

    Since the decision has already been made, further discussion seems pointless.

    Synonyms:
    superfluous, redundant, purposeless, needless

    Antonyms:
    useful, pointful

  2. pointless(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    dull, blunt, obtuse

  3. pointless(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    sharp, pointed

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pointless(a)

    Synonyms:
    vague, vapid, aimless, inexpressive, feeble

    Antonyms:
    close, sharp, telling, pregnant, significant, expressive, forcible, epigrammatic

Editors Contribution

  1. redundant

    useless; without meaning, unnecessary; doesn't need to be added

    you've said that already; saying it again is pointless.

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#13293dull
#14437vague
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#16818absurd
#17350needless
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#17833diminished
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#18688mindless
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#20769worthless
#24369unhelpful
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#31313feeble
#31681haggard
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#40094bony
#45025pinched
#48116fruitless
#48752nonsensical
#49528gaunt
#54150sensu
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#61666ineffectual
#68527aimless
#80300indolent
#89296emaciated
#94014vapid
#101823witless
#102330insensible
#109464unavailing
#114767slothful
#118122supernumerary
#148311purposeless
#149128atrophied
#194565cadaverous

How to use pointless in a sentence?

  1. Li Xinchuang:

    It is a totally pointless complaint from the U.S. and it's biased against China, china's steel industry is market-based and Chinese steel products have good quality, low price and good service. The complaint on government subsidies is also crap. It's just we have a different system and we charge the 17 percent value-added tax and then return a portion of it.

  2. New York:

    She's now a widow, this is really pointless. It had nothing to do with them. They did nothing wrong. It wasn't about them. It was pure and random hatred.

  3. Noam Chomsky:

    Personally, I'm in favor of democracy, which means that the central institutions of society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism, we can't have democracy by definition. Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are in principle under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if we were to think of it in political terms, fascist that is, it has tight control at the top and strict obedience has to be establishedat every level--there's little bargaining, a little give and take,but the line of authority is perfectly straightforward. Just as I'm opposed to political fascism, I'm opposed to economic fascism. I think that until the major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it's pointless to talk about democracy.

  4. Chuck Michel:

    For years San Francisco politicians have inappropriately blamed licensed and inspected gun retailers for violence actually caused by gangs, drugs, and sanctuary city laws, the City has imposed a crushing burden of redundant and pointless regulatory red-tape on firearm retailers, all in an effort to put them out of business. Now they have gotten their wish.

  5. Tom Burt:

    It doesn't assume that the devices can't be hacked, because that's a foolish assumption but what it does do is it says : Even if it does( get hacked), how can we make it pointless for them to do that ?


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