pointless

If something's pointless, it has no use or makes no sense. Telling yourself that it's pointless to be nervous every time you fly on a plane probably won't solve your fear of flying.

Taking standardized tests in school often feels pointless, and an even more pointless exercise might be listening to your best friends argue about which 1970s rock band was the greatest. When something has a useful purpose or a good reason to exist, it has a point — and when it doesn't, it's pointless. You can also use this adjective to mean "dull" or "blunt."

Primary Meanings of pointless

1.
adj
serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
2.
adj
not having a point especially a sharp point
Full Definitions of pointless
1

adj serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

“a pointless remark”
Synonyms:
otiose, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted
worthless
lacking in usefulness or value
2

adj not having a point especially a sharp point

“my pencils are all pointless
Synonyms:
unpointed
blunt
having a broad or rounded end
Antonyms:
pointed
having a point
sharp
having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
acanthoid, acanthous, spinous
shaped like a spine or thorn
acuate, acute, needlelike, sharp
ending in a sharp point
barreled, barrelled
(of an arrow) tapered toward both ends
bristle-pointed
pointed like bristles
five-pointed
having five points
cigar-shaped, fusiform, spindle-shaped
tapering at each end
nibbed
(used of pens) having a writing point or nib especially of a certain kind
peaked
having or rising to a peak
pyramidal, pyramidic, pyramidical
resembling a pyramid
sharpened
having the point made sharp
six-pointed
having six points
spiked
having a long sharp point
spikelike
resembling a spike
angular, angulate
having angles or an angular shape
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