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."

Definitions of pointless
  1. adjective
    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. adjective
    not having a point especially a sharp point
    “my pencils are all pointless
    synonyms: unpointed
    blunt
    having a broad or rounded end
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    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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