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Synonyms for pointless
ˈpɔɪnt lɪspoint·less

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Wiktionary

  1. pointlessadjective

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

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

    Synonyms:
    superfluous, redundant, needless, purposeless

    Antonyms:
    pointful, useful

  2. pointlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    dull, blunt, obtuse

  3. pointlessadjective

    Antonyms:
    sharp, pointed

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pointlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    vague, vapid, aimless, inexpressive, feeble

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pointless, unpointedadjective

    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, wastedadjective

    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

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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#4133excess
#6173spare
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#9125lazy
#9462unnecessary
#10226useless
#11372blunt
#12423redundant
#12442wasted
#13293dull
#14437vague
#15690vain
#16818absurd
#17350needless
#17621skeletal
#17833diminished
#18270pointless
#18688mindless
#19887meaningless
#20769worthless
#24369unhelpful
#26975futile
#31313feeble
#31681haggard
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#40094bony
#45025pinched
#48116fruitless
#48752nonsensical
#49528gaunt
#54150sensu
#54883squandered
#56643obtuse
#61666ineffectual
#68527aimless
#80300indolent
#89296emaciated
#94014vapid
#101823witless
#102330insensible
#109464unavailing
#114767slothful
#118122supernumerary
#148311purposeless
#149128atrophied
#194565cadaverous

How to use pointless in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Mat Staver:

    You are essentially saying that boys and girls don’t need moms and dads – that moms and dads are irrelevant, gender becomes pointless when government adopts same-sex marriage. It creates a genderless relationship out of a very gender-specific relationship. It says that it doesn’t matter and that two moms or two dads are absolutely equivalent to a mom and a dad.

  3. Staff John Kelly:

    The Woodward book’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown, i do n’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.

  4. Micky Neron:

    Working all day chasing a salary high enough to cover the rent seemed pointless.

  5. Andrew Brown:

    Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.


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