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Synonyms for pointless
ˈpɔɪnt lɪspoint·less

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  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pointlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    vague, vapid, aimless, inexpressive, feeble

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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

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  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
#7783surplus
#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. Michelle McMurry-Heath:

    Well its too early and probably pointless to get into a blame game;it is clear that we need to deliver resources to the states, so that theyre able to not just have the vaccines sitting in warehouses, but actually be able to deliver vaccines to those who need it.

  2. Hua Chunying:

    I believe it doesn't make any sense for the U.S. to exercise its campaign of maximum pressure at this time. It's pointless to tell others to take medication when you're the one who is sick.

  3. Andrew Brown:

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

  4. Staff John Kelly:

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

  5. Vladimir Putin:

    We always listen to constructive criticism of the authorities' action or lack of action at any level and this dialogue is always useful and simply necessary, but it would be pointless to have debates with those who take orders from an outsider, in the interest of ... another country.


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