Synonyms and related words:
abrupt, absurd, aimless, arid, asinine, barren, blah, blank, bloodless, bluff, blunt, blunt-edged, blunt-ended, blunt-pointed, blunted, bluntish, bootless, characterless, cold, colorless, dead, dismal, draggy, drearisome, dreary, dry, dryasdust, dull, dull-edged, dull-pointed, dulled, dullish, dusty, edgeless, effete, elephantine, empty, etiolated, fade, faired, fatuous, feckless, flat, fruitless, futile, heavy, ho-hum, hollow, impotent, inane, ineffective, ineffectual, inexcitable, insignificant, insipid, jejune, leaden, lifeless, low-spirited, meaningless, no go, nonsensical, obtuse, of no use, pale, pallid, pedestrian, plodding, poky, ponderous, preposterous, purportless, purposeless, ridiculous, rounded, senseless, silly, slow, smoothed, solemn, spiritless, sterile, stiff, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, superficial, superfluous, tasteless, tedious, unavailing, unedged, unlively, unmeaning, unpointed, unproductive, unsharp, unsharpened, useless, vain, vapid, wooden, worthless

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Pointless — Point less, a. Having no point; blunt; wanting keenness; obtuse; as, a pointless sword; a pointless remark. [1913 Webster] Syn: Blunt; obtuse, dull; stupid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pointless — index immaterial, inapposite, insipid, null (insignificant), pedestrian, unavailing, unreasonable …   Law dictionary

  • pointless — (adj.) early 14c., blunt, from POINT (Cf. point) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less). Meaning of no effect, to no purpose is from 1726. Related: Pointlessly; pointlessness …   Etymology dictionary

  • pointless — [adj] ridiculous, senseless absurd, aimless, around in circles*, fruitless, futile, going nowhere*, impotent, inane, inconsequential, ineffective, ineffectual, insignificant, in vicious circle*, irrelevant, meaningless, needle in haystack*,… …   New thesaurus

  • pointless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having little or no sense or purpose. DERIVATIVES pointlessly adverb pointlessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • pointless — [point′lis] adj. 1. without a point 2. without meaning, relevance, or force; senseless; inane pointlessly adv. pointlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • pointless — adjective 1 without any purpose or meaning: a pointless waste of money | Life just seemed so pointless. 2 not likely to have any useful result: a pointless quarrel | it is pointless to do sth: I think it would be pointless to discuss this issue… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pointless — point|less [ˈpɔıntləs] adj worthless or not likely to have any useful result ▪ Life just seemed pointless to me. ▪ a pointless quarrel it is pointless doing sth ▪ It s pointless telling her to clean her room she ll never do it. it is pointless to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pointless — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ▪ consider sth, find sth, think sth ▪ She considered it pointless to plan in too much detail …   Collocations dictionary

  • pointless — adj. pointless to + inf. (it s pointless to continue the discussion) * * * [ pɔɪntlɪs] pointless to + inf. (it s pointless to continue the discussion) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pointless — point|less [ pɔıntləs ] adjective lacking any purpose or use: These forms are just pointless paperwork. It s pointless just waiting here he s obviously not coming. It would be pointless to try and stop him. a. a pointless exercise a waste of time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English