not having a point especially a sharp point
"my pencils are all pointless"
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
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"
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
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
Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim.
Since the decision has already been made, further discussion seems pointless.
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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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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.
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.
It would be pointless to dismiss workers just to hire them back a year later, with the risk of not getting them all back and with the damage it would do the community, the company will shoulder the losses until the start of the new project.
Some governments may now choose to not make these reports public, which makes it a bit pointless.
Working all day chasing a salary high enough to cover the rent seemed pointless.
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- بدون جدوىArabic
- stumpf, sinnlos, zwecklos, unnütz, witzlosGerman
- chato, irrelevante, inútil, vano, romo, fútil, innecesarioSpanish
- tylsä, turhaFinnish
- vain, obtus, inutileFrench
- maumau, moumou, mūhore, makihoiMāori
- bez sensu, bezsensownyPolish
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